Brussels sprouts are like tiny cabbages that grow on a stalk like plant. They were known to the Romans! It's amazing to me that some people hate brussels sprouts. I imagine they must have only had canned, really bad ones. When you eat fresh brussels sprouts they are like tiny balls of lettuce that have great flavor! I adore them steamed.
Growing Information and Photos
In 2009 for the first time ever we attempted to grow our own, from seed. We planted them in pots on April 19. We grew them both in the garden at the end of the lawn - which is fairly shady - as well as in pots on the deck which is very sunny. Both sets of plants seem to be doing quite well!
Here is a photo from July 1 2009 of the garden plot plants. They are less tall than the deck plants, but still growing nicely.
These next two are from July 29, 2009.
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