brussels sprout 'Revenge' F1
- Position: full sun
- Soil:rich, firm soil with added lime if necessary
A long-standing favourite and the best variety to choose for home-grown Brussels sprouts on Christmas Day, as the tightly-packed, flavour-filled buttons are ready to pick from December to February. The medium-tall plants are extremely reliable with good disease resistance, producing heavy crops which are well-spaced on the stem. Sowing a mix of early, mid-season and late varieties of sprouts extends the harvest from early autumn through till spring.
- Growing Instructions:Sow seeds sparingly under cover into pots or seed trays of well-drained seed compost in spring. Pot on seedlings individually as they grow and gradually accustom to cooler temperatures before planting outside in May, spacing plants 60cm apart and firming in well. Keep well-watered, protect from slugs and net against pigeons. Sowing early, mid-season and late varieties of sprouts extends the harvest from early autumn through till spring.
- Sow: March-April
- Harvest: December-January
- Approximate quantity: 65 seeds.
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Q:What veg can I grow with my runner beans?
Dad has grown runner beans on the same patch for years. Is it ok to grow leeks, kohlrabi, carrots and sprouts on this patch or even courgettes? I am trying to get a crop rotation underway but there is limited space.Asked on 3/22/2005 by Jan Hamilton-Taylor
A:The purpose of crop rotation is to reduce build-up of soil borne pests and diseases, and continuous cropping of the same vegetable can lead to an inbalance of soil nutrients. The plants you mention should be fine to grow in the same spot as the beans this year, but you will need to add plenty of organic matter to the area before planting and I wouldn't recommend growing the carrots or sprouts in the same spot next year. Even if the area is small, it really will help if you can try and work out a crop rotation to avoid problems in the future.Answered on 3/23/2005 by Crocus
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