(Best months for planting Brussels sprouts in USA - Zone 5a regions)
S = Plant undercover in seed trays. P = Plant direct in garden where they are to grow.
Grown for its small (typically 2.5 cm diameter) leafy green buds, which resemble miniature cabbages.
BETTER IN COOLER AREAS.
Brussel Sprouts will not grow good "sprouts" in warm areas - they open and are floppy.
In warm areas they are likely to be infested with aphids Pick formed sprouts from the bottom of the stems leaving the plant growing.
Remove any discoloured outer leaves.
Cut in half and steam with other vegetables.
Do not overcook as that produces the distinctive smell that puts people off eating Brussels sprouts!
They go well with a chopped tomato and onion mix.
Traditionally served with roasted chestnuts for Xmas dinner in UK.
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