Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:48 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:42 pm

» Areogardening
by brianj555 Today at 9:42 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:41 pm

» California's Drought
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:46 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:42 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 4:25 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 Today at 4:03 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Today at 1:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by countrynaturals Today at 11:26 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:32 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:15 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

When to start brussel sprouts

View previous topic View next topic Go down

When to start brussel sprouts

Post  Kate888 on 2/25/2012, 11:55 pm

I plan to plant a couple of brussel sprouts and as I'm looking online for
information about when to start the seeds indoors, some things indicate
I would be better off just doing it later and planning for a fall
crop. I'm in zone 5b. Those of you who have successfully grown brussel
sprouts what would you suggest is the best option? The seeds I picked up today are catskill variety and say 90 days to harvest.

If I start them now I'm guessing they'd be ready early June. (Average temps here are about 65 - 75 degrees in June). I don't know how long they produce, though. If I start later for fall, when do I start?

Thanks!
avatar
Kate888

Female Posts : 168
Join date : 2012-02-11
Age : 52
Location : Demotte, Indiana - zone 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start brussel sprouts

Post  Windsor.Parker on 2/26/2012, 12:31 am

Hi Kate,
I'm trying brussels sprouts for the first time, too! Catskill too!
Here's a pic...

They were sprouted about 3 weeks ago. Think I'll be potting them up early next week.
Lee
avatar
Windsor.Parker

Male Posts : 355
Join date : 2011-12-12
Age : 71
Location : Chicago, South Shore, c. 100yds to Lake Michigan, Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start brussel sprouts

Post  quiltbea on 2/26/2012, 12:37 am

I, also in 5b, have learned that starting cole crops in the garden in the summer and having them grow and mature in the cool of fall, works well in my area. Sometimes the spring temps lately can skyrocket to the 90s and I lose many of my cole crops. That happened last spring. I ended up with only 2 broccoli and 1 cauliflower out of several and those that survived weren't the best. The heat killed all the others.



My first Broccoli harvested on 6/13 last year.



One lone broccoli left 6/20 last year. We got temps in 90s a few weeks previously.



And my lone Violet Queen cauliflower was really pitiful on the same date. These 3 were my entire harvest for spring after losing most to the heat.

I'll try again this spring (started broccoli and cabbage seeds inside today and plan to start cauliflower 3/3 and Brussels sprouts 3/31) but I'll be ready to start seeds outdoors in the summer for a fall crop should they pretty much fail again. Luckily in zone 5b we can get two seasons of the cole crops, both spring and fall.

So consider a fall crop. The seeds germinate well in the warm soil and then grow healthy and strong in the cool of the coming fall temps. Most can take a light frost.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4695
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start brussel sprouts

Post  CindiLou on 2/26/2012, 1:26 am

I started my broccoli and brussel sprouts today...last year I put them in way to late..only has a little broccoli and sprouts didnt sprout...year before was earlier so made a note to make sure and start them now
avatar
CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 58
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start brussel sprouts

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum