where to purchase brussels sprouts plants for fall garden?

Alexander City, AL

I live near Birmingham, AL, and want to purchase Brussels sprouts transplants for my fall garden. I'd like to plant them by Labor Day. Of course I want varieties that are heat-tolerant for zone 7b. The nurseries I've called in Birmingham think their Bonnie's plants will arrive in late September - but I understand the Brussels sprouts should be planted by Labor Day. Does anyone know a source for plants?

Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

All the Lowes and HD stores as well as feed and seeds in N. GA have cabbages, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, etc. now. Brussels sprouts take a long time to mature but they are very cold tolerant. I would not think another few weeks will make a difference. What you don't want is to have these plants sitting around and getting root bound in those grow packs.

Lizella, GA(Zone 8a)

I planted seeds 2 weeks ago,, they are about 2 inches now... maybe we will have the "perfect" winter this year.. with RAIN!!!

Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

From your lips to Mother Nature's ears, Elaine. My seedlings went in the past few days. Let it rain.

Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

here is a pix of what I planted way back last April (?) and knew it would take a while!!

edited to add: I planted broccoli in the late fall and it did wonderfully over the winter, which included some good freezes and a couple of ice/snow days. I never covered them and in the spring I had nice fresh broccoli. The ones I planted in the early spring looked good but then heat waves hit and it all bolted. My fall planted crop definitely did better.

This message was edited Oct 4, 2011 8:08 AM

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Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA(Zone 7b)

Those look great, Sterling! Looks like they'll mature at a perfect time.

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