250 Brussels Sprouts Heirloom Long Island Improved Seeds

250 Brussels Sprouts Heirloom Long Island Improved Seeds

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Long Island Improved Brussel Sprouts Seeds - COMB S/H

Long Island Improved Brussel Sprout Seeds. Said to have originated in Brussels Belgium, Brussels Sprouts have been a staple vegetable since the 1890's. Long Island Improved is the widely consumed and grown. Requires attentive care. Roots are shallow, so, add mulch for protection. Will tolerate frost. Requires full sun exposure.

Height - 24 inches, Spacing - 16 to 18 inches, Planting Depth - 1/4 inch, Root Depth - 18 to 36 inches. Harvest from the bottom of the stalk and move your way up. Store in cool dark places for optimal longevity. Contains essential nutrients such as calcium, iron, vitamins A and C.

***BRUSSEL SPROUTS GROWING GUIDE BELOW***


Brussels Sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, and an excellent source of protein and vitamins. They have a long growing season, and are generally more successful when grown for a fall harvest, as they only increase in flavor after a light frost or two.

PLANTING

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost.

While starting seeds indoors is recommended, you may also direct sow seeds 4 months before the first fall frost. You may also have luck finding seedlings at a nursery.

Raised beds are especially recommended for cold season vegetables, especially when seasons are changing and temps are not consistent.

Work fertilizer into soil a few days before planting or transplanting.

Plant transplant seedlings 12-24 inches apart.

If direct sowing seeds, plant ½ inch deep and 2-3 inches apart. Thin plants to 12-24 inches apart when they reach 6 inches tall.

Water well at time of planting/transplanting.

PLANT CARE

Fertilize three weeks after transplanting.

Mulch to retain moisture and keep the soil temperature cool.

Do not cultivate, roots are shallow and susceptible to damage.

PESTS/DISEASES

Aphids

Cabbage Root Maggots

Flea Beetles

Clubroot

Downy Mildew

White Mold

HARVEST/STORAGE

Harvest sprouts from the bottom of the stalk when they reach about 1 inch in diameter.

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

Keep in plastic for up to 5 days, in the refrigerator.

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



All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.

NOTE: ALL GROWING INFO AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON ITEM PAGE.

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