Brussels Sprouts are like a small cabbage only they grow in compact groups of buds along a stem. They are an easily grown and nutritious vegetable that can be picked in winter. They are a much-criticised vegetable because of their off-putting odour when cooked however when prepared properly they have a sweet nutty, mustard flavour. They are delicious steamed, sautéed or eaten with a creamy sauce. They pair well with bacon, ham, garlic, lemon or chives.
|Size — 6 cellpunnet|
|Growth Height — 60cm|
|Fruiting Period — Summer|
|Light Requirements — Full sun|
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Plant your seedlings well down the stem for support.
Water in well then keep moist.
As the sprouts grow pinch the big leaves from the stem to encourage side shoots.