BRUSSELS SPROUTS Long Island Improved
Miniature cabbage-like heads are tasty and nutritious. Although slow to develop, Brussels Sprouts are quite productive. Don't overlook this popular vegetable for your garden. Approximately 90 days to maturity from transplants.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: For an early crop start seeds indoors in earliest spring. Sow seeds in flats or individual peat pots, cover seed with 1/8 inch fine soil. For a later fall-winter crop, sow seeds directly outdoors or start indoors by midsummer.
SPACING: Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available garden space.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When seedlings are 2 inches tall indoors, thin to 2 inches apart or transplant to individual pots. Transplant seedlings outdoors after hardening off, when danger of serious frost has passed.
GERMINATION: 10 days at 70 degrees indoors. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Brussels Sprouts grow best in a sunny location with fairly rich well drained soil. Harvest sprouts from bottom of plant up as heads mature. Do not grow in same area of garden where members of cabbage family were grown the year before. A rich source of many vitamins and minerals.