Brussels sprouts are a cool weather crop and best grow in a temperature range of 45–75 °F and can benefit after a frost which often makes the sprouts sweeter.
Instead of one central head, the brussels sprout plant produces a two to four-foot central stem from which the little heads grow in a helical pattern around the stalk. They are normally harvested in a home garden by picking five to fifteen of the buds at a time on each plant which allows the smaller ones to grow to full size. Most varieties can be harvested two to three times in a season producing 2 ½ – 3 ½ lbs of sprouts.
Brussels can be a bit tricky to grow. But with our advice here at Gardener’s Path, you should be able to produce a nice crop while avoiding many of the pests and diseases and providing your plants with proper growing environment for them to thrive. Get started by reading our in-depth guides below. Happy Gardening!