Growing Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts, like other types, is very fond of light, so it growing need open areas without shading.
The optimal temperature for seedlings is about 15 SECONDS for the cabbage in the period of fruit formation is 18-20C.
Although elevated temperatures up to 25C, also transfers easily. She also hydrophilic.
But the nutritional value is very demanding, if the earth is poor, need to be increased feeding of fertilizer for a good harvest.
Variety for cultivation in their region should be chosen carefully, otherwise all your efforts may be in vain.
Growing Brussels sprouts is seedling method in the open field. Seeds are sown in March, pre-treated with 1% solution of potassium permanganate, for 15minutes.
After solution be sure to rinse under running water. Very well sow the germinated seeds.
To dive in peat pots is necessary at the stage of cotyledonous leaves, and planted in the open ground with the appearance of 4 to 5 of these well-developed leaves.
Almost all of this is that when growing cauliflower, but after planting in open ground Brussels sprouts the differences begin.
The most important thing when growing Brussels sprouts is not recommended to apply manure, only mulch. As for manure run the risk of losing part of the crop, the lower the fruit will simply rot.
Next, the Brussels sprouts need more space to grow than broccoli. The distance in row between seedlings should be at least 60 cm, and 70cm between rows. Plus it can’t handle.
Need to be watered abundantly, in the sun heated water. After each irrigation and rain required the loosening of the soil.
First feeding is carried out two weeks after transplanting, poultry manure 1:20 at the rate of 1 litre of solution per plant.
The second is held at the beginning of the formation of the fruit Brussels sprouts, in the same solution. When you reach a plant height of 60cm, the top pinch.
Don’t forget that the soil for growing Brussels sprouts it is necessary to prepare thoroughly, twice a year. Making compost is 20-25kg. on 1 sq. m.
PS. Many gardeners for planting cultures use the lunar calendar of the gardener-gardener.