How to Grow Brussels Sprouts in Pots
Growing Brussels sprouts in pots can be a rewarding and delicious gardening experience, whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or a first-time gardener. Here are five key tips for success with pot-grown Brussels sprouts.
Choose the Right Pot Size
Brussels sprouts need plenty of space to grow, so choose a pot with a capacity of at least 10 litres for a single plant. For larger plants, use at least 15-20 litre pots. Make sure there are several drainage holes in the bottom of the pot to allow water to drain away.
Provide Good Soil Conditions
Fill the pot with rich, loamy potting soil and add some matured compost to help supply the nutrition that Brussels sprouts need. Incorporate a slow-release, balanced fertiliser to help the soil work at its best over the full season.
Choose a spot near the house where Brussels sprouts will be convenient to care for and where the full sun will help them grow strong.
Waterers and Mulchers
Keep the soil moist, but not wet, by watering regularly. Mulch the top of the pots with manure or finely chopped leaves to help retain the moisture.
Harvest the Brussels sprouts after they have had a growing season of around 120 days. Cut each sprout from the stem below the leaf.
With these helpful tips, you can enjoy the delicious taste of home-grown Brussels sprouts in a matter of months.