In this article, I will take you through everything you need to know to grow Brussels Sprouts in your Perth backyard.
(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)
Growing your own food is recognised by many as the very foundation of personal independence. Vegetable gardening provides you with exercise, mindfulness and delicious food for your table.
When should you plant Brussels Sprouts?
The best months to plant Brussels Sprouts in Perth are Dec-Apr. You can plant using Transplant, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 5-25 degree celcius.
Seeds or Transplant? Transplant
Ideal air temp: 5-25c
Ideal soil temp: 10-20c
Can Brussels Sprouts grow in pots?
Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.
The great thing about planting Brussels Sprouts in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Brussels Sprouts indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.
How much sun should Brussels Sprouts get?
You will discover that Brussels Sprouts thrives on Full sun.
Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Brussels Sprouts isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.
I’m fast, why? Because I eat vegetables.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
How often should you water Brussels Sprouts?
Brussels Sprouts really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.
They prefer soil that is Organically enriched soil that’s well drained.
When can you harvest?
Being a Monthly vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Brussels Sprouts crop is around Apr-Dec. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.
Growing Brussels Sprouts in rows
If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Brussels Sprouts in rows. You’ll need to allow around 100 centimetres between rows, and 75 centimetres between each seedling or seed.
Space between rows: 100 cm
Space between seedlings: 75 cm
Keep the seeds!
Did you know that you can keep Brussels Sprouts seeds for up to 4 years, and use them to grow more next season?
If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.
Enjoy delicious Brussels Sprouts in your Perth garden
You can save so much money by growing Brussels Sprouts in your own backyard.
There’s literally nothing better than eating freshly harvested food from your own vegetable patch! You don’t know how delicious a tomato is, until you picked one warm right off the vine.
I hope you enjoy the taste of your own hard work.