Growing Brussels sprouts

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

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

S = Plant undercover in seed trays 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 7°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 45 - 60 cm 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

16 Jul 21, Holly Blanton (USA - Zone 2b climate)
Thanks so much for the input. It is now Middle of July. Starting off the seeds in a Jiffy greenhouse starter . Looking forward in planting my Catskill Brussels. Surely, I will let let you all know how my harvesting goes. :)
15 Dec 20, Damian Orisakwe (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Can Brussels Sprouts grow in hot West African weather? If yes, what type can survive? Thanks. Damian
18 Dec 20, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Brussels sprouts are a cool/climate crop. If your temperatures go down below about 6-8 a fair bit in winter then you would plant seeds early autumn and seedlings mid/late autumn.
25 Sep 20, Claire Hewson (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Should I pull my Brussel sprouts out as no sign of producing just all leaves if you could let me know please kind regards Claire Hewson
27 Sep 20, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
No use growing them if not producing.
01 Jul 20, Tasha (USA - Zone 8a climate)
We live in Alabama and super new to gardening. Is it too late to start seedlings now?
02 Jul 20, Paula (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I live in South Louisiana and a good time to plant seeds in indoor trays is this month; direct sow in ground would be September. Best of luck in your gardening journey.
18 Jun 20, Lucy Karrys (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I want to plant brussel sprouts now June 20th or wait til July 12th when its rainy and cooler for late fall harvesting .Is that wise ?
16 Jun 20, Melanie (USA - Zone 9a climate)
What is the best variety of Brussels Sprouts to plant in zone 9a?
01 May 20, Karen (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I bought a six pack of small brussels sprout plants in my area, zone 6B in April. That’s when they were available. Can they be reasonably be planted now?
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