How to grow... Brussels Sprouts

Rocket Growing Guides

brussels sprouts

Well, we all know how these can be the outcast of the vegetable world, but we rate them very highly indeed – stir fried with a little chopped up bacon and some garlic butter, you just can’t go wrong! They’re nice and easy to grow too.

  • Planting Tips
  • Growing advice
  • Chef's Corner

The right site

Sprouts prefer firm soil in a sheltered spot.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds are ideal.

How far apart?

60cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

Brassicas are fairly hassle free, and broccoli is no exception. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.


Brussels Sprouts

Firm up the soil

When you plant them, firm the soil up by pressing down on it with your foot. This will help the plants to stay standing up properly.

Brussels Sprouts

Water when it's dry

Water well during dry spells, other than that you can leave them to it.

Storage Tips

Once harvested, leave the sprouts on their stems until you want to eat them.

Ways to cook

Don’t over cook them! That’s the golden rule of cooking sprouts. There are hundreds of ways to cook them – stir fry, steam, boil or even roast. And they are extra tasty with bacon or nuts.