Ideally suited to cold frosty winters, Brussels Sprouts produce their
late October to
Hardy biennial grown as an annual
Site and Soil
Full sun or partial shade on most soils except acid.
Plant to Harvest Time
1kg (2.2lbs) per plant
grow well on almost any soil, and are quite content in partial
shade. Surely a vegetable for all gardens.
Brussels Sprouts were cultivated in Belgium as far back as 1200, hence
the name (Brussels is capital of Belgium. They were first grown
commercially in Belgium in the 1580s, now they are cultivated all over Europe.
Where To Grow Brussels Sprouts
Sprouts are very tolerant of almost all soil conditions although they
dislike acid soils which can make them more susceptible to club root. A firm soil is best in order to enable the root system to support these top heavy plants.
They will grow equally well in sun or partial shade, but prefer partial
shade. Be sure not to grow them in front of other plants which need full
sun, their foliage will put others in the shade. Again, because they are
top-heavy, they should be grown in an area which is free from strong winds.
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