Brilliant Brussels sprouts are the golden ticket to warming roast dinners and nutritious Christmas dining this month!
Cultivated during the 13th century near Brussels, Belgium, this is where they derived their name.
Disliked by Brits for a long time, this fantastic crop has been vindicated as it’s dethroned as the UK’s most disliked food by olives! And rightly so, Brussels sprouts are truly a delight to grow and packed full of goodness.
A staple for our Christmas Day feast, you can’t go wrong with growing Brussels sprouts.
Crops should be ready from late autumn onward and available for picking on Christmas morning, fresh for Christmas dinner.
Sow outdoors between March and April in a sunny location for best results.
It’s worth digging in a slow release fertiliser or some organic matter before you start, so that soil is fertile.
When young plants are 10cm tall transplant them to a spacing of 60cm apart and be sure to firm the young plants in well to prevent the plants from rocking in the wind.