Planting out Cauliflower and Sprouts

  • 5 Replies


  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: Berks
  • 39
Planting out Cauliflower and Sprouts
« on: October 08, 2018, 20:07 »

A while ago I ordered some cauliflower and brussels sprouts plants from

I know itís a silly question but given the time of year should these seedlings be planted straight out or is the intention that they be over wintered in the greenhouse and sown out in spring?

Appreciate your thoughts.



  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: monmouthshire
  • 295
Re: Planting out Cauliflower and Sprouts
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 20:58 »
I planted mine out. the soil is still warm and they get a good start. just make sure they have been hardened off or cover with fleece to start.



  • Joint Winner - Tallest Sunflower 2012
  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Garforth, Leeds
  • 344
Re: Planting out Cauliflower and Sprouts
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 15:46 »
The cauliflowers can depend on the variety. The Sprouts are a winter veg, so ideally they should have been planted out by the beginning of August to give them time to make good plants for the winter.
Sets a low standard and fails to achieve it.



  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • 48987
Re: Planting out Cauliflower and Sprouts
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 17:41 »
I agree it seems a bit late to be planting them..
I'd plant them under a fleece cover over small supports/hoops if you can, to give them a protected environment and a chance to catch up, before it gets really cold.
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)



  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Sunny South Coast, Hampshire
  • 1209
Re: Planting out Cauliflower and Sprouts
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 09:43 »
For Brussels sprouts, I would say its too late to be planting them out now.
June is probably the last planting out time.
My sprouts planted out in April/May are now full size and the sprouts forming nicely. Will start picking them in a few weeks time and all through till Jan and Feb.
I think if you plant out now you will get a good Brussels Sprouts leafy head but little or no sprouts.



  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: northamptonshire
  • 1117
Re: Planting out Cauliflower and Sprouts
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 16:51 »
unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we never set any spout seed but I did manage set some cauliflower seed in the greenhouse about two weeks ago to overwinter the variety was Boris and Maybach that  will be planted out  in spring as young plants  to hopefully  mature the end of may -June :unsure:


Started by Jeni on Grow Your Own

13 Replies
Last post April 07, 2012, 00:42
by viettaclark
Planting sprouts!

Started by Donnay on Grow Your Own

13 Replies
Last post May 09, 2012, 08:50
by DD.
Has anyone tried planting sprouts after...............

Started by fletcherbaker on Grow Your Own

2 Replies
Last post April 16, 2011, 20:35
by bazial
Using undug beds for planting sprouts & other brassicas??

Started by wendycas on Grow Your Own

11 Replies
Last post January 06, 2013, 18:41
by wendycas

Page created in 0.48 seconds with 36 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |