Here is the BEST Time to Start Brussel Sprout Seeds in Ohio (2023)

Do you want to grow brussel sprout seeds in Ohio, but don’t know when to start them?

Starting brussel sprout seeds is not as easy as it seems.

Here’s why:

  • Brussel Sprout Seeds must be consistenly watered, receive at least 8 hours of sunlight a day, & be kept at room temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

So if you don’t consistently water them they won’t germinate. If they aren’t in a room that is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit they won’t sprout. And if it receives 8 hours of sunlight the plant itself won’t grow.

  • Because Ohio’s growing season is not long enough, brussel sprout seeds cannot be sowed outside and should only be started indoors.

Because of this, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to start brussel sprout seeds indoors in Ohio:

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When to Start Brussel Sprout Seeds Indoors

Depending on the type of brussel sprouts, it takes roughly 30 days to grow peppers from seed indoors before you can transplant them into your garden.

The approximate date of when you should start your brussel sprout seeds indoors can be found by:

  • Finding the last average frost date HERE
  • And then subtract 30 days from it

You can also find the average last frost date for most major cities in the below chart that I have created:

Ohio Frost Dates

To help ensure the greatest success of your brussel sprout seeds germinating you should:

  • Use a heat mat to ensure the gardening pot remains at 70 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Use a grow light to control how much light your brussel sprout seeds receive
  • Water your seeds with a spray bottle to ensure your seeds are not overwatered

It should also be noted that you will not want to introduce your brussel sprout plants into your garden until 2 weeks after your last frost or else your plant will potentially die or not bear vegetables.

If you want to learn WHEN to start ANY Vegetable Seed, including Kohlrabi in Ohio, head over to HERE and just type in the vegetable you want to grow.

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