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Brussels Sprout Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 12-24" (304-609 mm)
Row Spacing: 18-36" (457-914 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/2" (12 mm)
Plants Per Person: 2
Soil Temperature: 55-75°F (13-24°C)
Days to Emergence: 6-16
Recommended Soil PH: 6.5-8.6
Seed Indoors: 4-6 weeks before transplanting
Earliest Outdoor Planting: Before Last Frost
Tick Can direct seed outdoors
Tick Can seed indoors

Planting Brussels Sprout

The secret to a good harvest is timing their maturity to hit later in the season when the days and nights are cooler; they are often harvested after a frost. Start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before your last hard frost. Sow seeds in a sterile seedling mix about 1/2 inch deep in 4 inch pots.

Garden soil should be moderately fertile, well amended with enough humus to retain moisture and have a pH in the range of 6.5 to 8.6. Transplant out in rows 18 to 36 inches apart with 12 to 24 inches between plants. Direct sow seeds in garden between mid-May and mid-June; plant 1/2 inch deep and 4 to 6 inches apart in rows 18 to 36 inches apart. When seedlings are about 3 inches tall, thin to 12 to 24 inches apart.

Growing Brussels Sprout

Remove any leaves that have yellowed. If a sprout laden stem threatens to fall over, mound dirt around its base for support.

Harvesting and Storing Brussels Sprout

Begin to harvest when sprouts are bright green, firm and well formed; pick from the bottom by breaking off a leaf below the sprout first, then remove the sprout. The upper sprouts will continue to grow.

Brussels Sprout Insect and Disease Information

Brussels Sprouts are susceptible to fungal and viral diseases; prevent by cleaning beds after harvest and practice crop rotation.

Brussels Sprout Yield Information

No yield information for Brussels Sprout.
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