Growing Brussels sprouts

Brassica sp. : Brassicaceae / the mustard or cabbage family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec

(Best months for growing Brussels sprouts in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 45°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 18 - 24 inches apart
  • Harvest in 14-28 weeks. Pick sprouts when small. .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
  • Avoid growing close to: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Your comments and tips

22 Mar 23, Untea kiwi (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Derris dust
21 Mar 23, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Insect netting.
31 Dec 22, Michael (New Zealand - temperate climate)
When is the best month to plant young Brussel sprouts plants so they mature in the colder weather?I am in Auckland
21 Dec 22, Karen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We have had Brussels sprouts growing in the community garden, would be better to plant them in cooler months or plant them just before the cooler months so we can harvest them. Brassicaceae same as cabbage and Broccoli, cauliflower to avoid the cabbage moth from eating the leaves? we don't like to use chemical sprays. All natural.
05 Dec 22, Raymond Stroud (Australia - tropical climate)
Not a listing for thailand but it's hot and dry most of the year Can sprouts be grown here, im not sure but I would like to try Any advice that could help appreciated
14 Dec 22, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
They need cool/cold weather.
27 Nov 22, Donald Herster Green (USA - Zone 6b climate)
when to put out brussel sprout transplants in zone 6b
21 Mar 23, GodsChild17 (USA - Zone 9a climate)
You need to go to the top of this page and where it says zone click that and it’s a drop down menu and select your zone
16 Nov 22, brian hoare (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
When is a good time to grow brussels sprouts in cool climate from seeds to avoid hot weather?
17 Nov 22, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Check the planting guide here for your climate zone.
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