Brussels sprouts are grown seedling method. From germination to emergence kochanchikov takes about 150 days. To sow the seedlings better in the beginning of April. Can be sown seedlings in the flat, with good light and relatively cool daytime temperatures and warm in the Lodge or in a heated greenhouse.
Visivite seeds at 1 cm depth, about four inches from each other. When the plant will be one piece, it is time to raspikirovat in a separate Cup. 50-day age cabbage can be planted in the open ground. Because the sprouts need a lot of space, then you need to plant far enough, about 50 cm from other plants.
Care cabbage is regular watering and weekly fertilizing and hilling. Feeding infusion of mullein and fertilizer should be alternated. Of fertilizers you can use azofoska – 10 liters of water take 3 tbsp. Not bad for a cabbage suitable fertilizer containing nitrogen and potassium. Due to the fact that cabbage is a tall stalk during the entire vegetation period it is necessary to constantly Spud and loosen.
Once the lower head reached the size of a pea, tear off the top of the plant. This will allow faster to fill the heads. You can leave the plant up to full maturation until late autumn, as this cabbage can withstand freezing down to -8 degrees. As soon as the heads become dense, they pluck. Needed to cut the cabbage around the stalk, otherwise they can crumble.
Kochanchiki better not to keep fresh, usually frozen. In this way they perfectly retain their useful properties and taste. To eat cabbage can and is boiled, and roasted, and as a side dish or soup. When cooking Brussels sprouts, it is important not to overcook it - over processing will destroy all the beneficial properties of the vegetable.
Due to the fact that Brussels sprouts need about 150 days to ready kochanchikov (since germination), without plants, as a rule, not do. The best time for planting seedlings is considered the first of April. Seedlings can grow on the glazed balcony, indoors, on the balcony or in the heated greenhouse.
Culture maintains frosts up to -10...-8 °C, i.e. more cold-hardy than cabbage. For her, the optimum temperature of 15-18 °C, at 25 and above in the shading delayed the formation of plants and reduces crop quality. Brussels sprouts sow from 10 to 15 April in well-lit, sun-heated space under the film, and seedlings are planted from 1 to 10 June the garden bed where you grew tomatoes, cucumbers or beans.