brussels sprout 'Red Bull'

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Buy brussels sprout 'Red Bull' red brussels sprout: An unusual and ornamental sprout

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil:rich, firm soil with added lime if necessary

    This wonderful heirloom variety not only tastes great, but looks good too. Too handsome to be confined just to the vegetable garden or allotment, it will make an unusual addition to the flower border. The purplish-red sprouts have a rich, nutty taste, and they will keep their colour quite well after being cooked, especially if lightly steamed or sauteed. An early cropping sprout, it is perfect for adding colour (and flavour) to the Christmas table.

  • 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. Growing plants under horticultural mesh or fleece prevents butterflies laying their eggs and so avoids caterpillar damage.

  • Sow: March-April

  • Harvest: September-December

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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.

Jan Hamilton-Taylor

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.

Crocus

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