How to Grow Brussels Sprouts in Your Vegetable Garden

Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable in the brassica family. They are related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and collards to name a few.

Brussels sprouts are a cool weather crop, which means they grow best in cooler regions, or in the fall and early spring. The plant is hardy to about 20°F.

Learn how to grow Brussels sprouts from seed to harvest!

Best Brussels Sprouts Varieties to Try

Long Island Improved Catskill Green Gems Divino Hestia Hybrid

Starting Brussels Sprouts from Seed

Start your Brussels sprouts seeds at least 8-10 weeks before your last frost in the spring, or  about 16 weeks before your last frost in the fall.

Growing Brussels Sprouts: Care

The final spacing of the Brussels sprouts plants should be 12-24 inches apart. If planting in rows, space rows at least 30 inches apart.

Common Brussels Sprouts Pests & Disease

Some disease that Brussels sprouts are susceptible to are: Clubroot Black Rot Leaf Spot Powdery Mildew

Harvesting Brussels Sprouts

You can begin harvesting Brussels sprouts when the sprouts are firm and are at least 1 inch in diameter.

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