- Brussels sprouts have shallow roots, so as they become top heavy, you may need to stake them, particularly if exposed to strong winds.
- As with other brassicas, Brussels Sprouts are susceptible to pests and diseases that must be kept under control early in the season. As with other brassicas, composting roots should be avoided.
- Brussels Sprouts should not be grown within a 10 foot radius of any brassica growing location within the last 3 years, preferably 7 years.
- Brussels Sprouts are high in calcium and iron, as well as a good source of vitamins A and C.
- This popular Brussels Sprout variety produces miniature cabbage-like heads which are extremely tasty and nutritious.
Days to Maturity | 90-120 days
- Brussel Sprouts | Start seed indoors in early May so plants are ready to set out in June or early July. The sprouts develop best in cool weather. Plant in rows 3 feet apart, with 30 inches between the plants.
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Learn how to cook your own Brussels Sprouts chips [recipe here]
Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane, a chemical believed to have potent anti-cancer properties. Although boiling reduces the level of the anti-cancer compounds, steaming, microwaving, and stirring.
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