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Brussels Sprouts Roodnerf Seed

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Brussels Sprouts Roodnerf Seeds - Irish Plants Direct
 
This old fashioned variety is a gardeners favourite a medium sized plant that is perfect for smaller gardens and exposed sites it produces heavy crops of tightly packed sprouts on the stem with an excellent taste over several months. 
 
Seed Qty 2gram
 
☀️Sow February - April 
☀️Germination 7 - 21 days
☀️Loam or sandy soil that's alkaline or neutral 
☀️Harvest November - February 
☀️Companion Plants other brassica, beetroot, carrot, onions, rosemary, sage, mint, calendula, marigolds, nasturtiums
Do not plant with strawberries
☀️Harvest from September onwards begin picking from the bottom of the stem when the sprouts are firm. The top of the plant can be used as cabbage when all the sprout are harvested
☀️A good source of vitamin A, C and fibre
☀️Use for Boiling and steaming or shred for salads. Ideal for freezing.
 
Brassicas require a fertile well drained soil that has been well dug in autumn they do not grow well in acidic soil so adding lime to the soil may be necessary.
 
Brussels sprouts require a sunny spot that is sheltered from strong winds and need to be planted firmly to stop the plants becoming loose in the ground ideally up to the first set of leaves.
 
Sow indoors from February onwards when the plants have around 5 leaves harden off and transplant outside to their final growing position spacing the plants around  60cm apart and 60cm between rows treading the plants in well.
Water well before transplanting and during dry spells. 
 
Alternatively sow outdoors March - April in a seedbed sowing thinly in drills 1.25cm deep thin the seedlings eventually spacing the plants 60cm apart and 60cm between rows in their final planting position treading the plants in well.
 
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