Choosing & Planting Brussel Sprouts

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Knowing what to look for when buying brussel sprouts plants for your garden is very important to their success and growth. Learn how to choose the best possible brussel sprout plants for your garden in this free horticulture video from a veteran gardener... View Video Transcript

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Bartholomew DiVietri

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Today we're going to talk about how to pick out a good, and how to care for a good brussel sprouts plant for your vegetable garden. You definitely want to make sure there's one in each little spot in the four pack, and make sure that there's no brown spots or black spots and the leaves aren't turning yellow or anything. And definitely make sure down here at the bottom they're not snapped off or anything. That happens sometimes when people are unloading them and stuff. You just want to make sure they're all good and solid. This one right here looks pretty good. These guys right here are going to take about ninety days to mature, so you want to get them started a little early. And you have to plant these in full sun. And just about every vegetable plant has to be planted in full sun. You want to take a look at the tag because each different vegetable is going to have a different spacing recommendation. This one says about eighteen inches apart, so they're going to get kind of big. You want to give them that room to grow. You can plant them in any kind of just good, black potting mix or garden soil, anything like that. You can give them any kind of good Miracle Grow fertilizer is going to be great for them. It's going to make them get twice as big twice as fast. They do have other recommended fertilizers for vegetables. You can get one of those too, but I just recommend the Miracle Grow fertilizer because you can use that on any of your plants at home and it's great. Miracle Grow is a great product. So you just want to make sure that you get these guys planted a little early so you'll have enough time to harvest them at the end of the season and just don't forget to water them. It's very important that you water them every day or every other day. Just don't forget about them. And if you give them a little bit of fertilizer and don't forget to water about them, don't forget to water them, you should have pretty decent looking brussel sprouts in about three months here.