Brussels sprouts have made a comeback into our kitchens and we’re lovin’ it! Stir-fried with bacon, shredded into a salad or grilled with balsamic vinegar, these tasty morsels are as easy to grow as they are now to eat.


How to grow brussel sprouts in a garden

  1. Plant seeds in trays or punnets of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. 
  2. Choose a sunny spot in the garden and enrich the soil by digging in Yates Thrive Natural Blood Bone with Seaweed. Ensure the area is protected from strong winds as Brussels sprouts can easily topple over in the wind. 
  3. When seedlings are around 7cm high, transplant them into the garden bed, spacing them 50-90cm apart. Water in well and lightly cover with organic mulch like pea straw. You can plant seedlings a little deeper to cover the lowest leaves – this will help stabilise the plants, particularly with strong winds. 
  4. Feed weekly Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate to encourage healthy growth and lots of sprouts.

     
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How to grow brussel sprouts in a pot

Brussels sprouts can be grown in pots – look for one that is at least 500-600mm, like a half wine barrel. Only grow 1 plant per pot.  

  1. Plant seeds in trays or punnets of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. 
  2. Position pot in a sunny spot and fill with Yates Premium Potting Mix. Ensure the area is protected from strong winds as Brussels sprouts can easily topple over in the wind. 
  3. When seedlings are around 7cm high, transplant them into the pot. Water in well and lightly cover with organic mulch like pea straw. You can plant seedlings a little deeper to cover the lowest leaves – this will help stabilise the plants, particularly with strong winds. 
  4. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate to encourage healthy growth and lots of sprouts.

Yates varieties

Brussels Sprouts 'Drumtight'

Mid-season, highly productive, producing firm green heads that retain colour and flavour for a long time after reaching maturity.


Growing tips

  • Harvest sprouts from the bottom of the stalk when they reach about 2-3cm in diameter.

  • Do not wash the sprouts before storing them, only right before use.

  • Protect the plant by mulching with straw or providing a cover if you plan to harvest into the winter.



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Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.