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The Bountiful Brussels Sprout Guide: All You Need to Know About Growing, Harvesting, Cooking, and Eating Delicious Brussels Sprouts

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Welcome to the delightful world of growing your own Brussels sprouts! Once a vegetable to fill a child’s heart with revulsion, scientists have bred new varieties that don’t have that bitter taste and stinky smell—and chefs have developed kinder, gentler ways to cook…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
Ah, Brussels sprouts: chances are you either love them or you hate them. A lot of people grew up with boiled, mushy masses of green on their dinner plates and developed a definitive aversion to Brussels sprouts. Even as they grow in popularity, Brussels sprouts still…  READ MORE right arrow
Brussels Sprouts in Home Garden


Brussels Sprout ripening in the garden
The Brussels sprout is one of several cultivars of wild cabbage native to western Europe and its southern coast. Brussels sprouts come in two main types: tall (2 to 4 feet) and short (up to 2 feet).  READ MORE right arrow
Brussels sprouts, freshly harvested
Ever since Dutch scientists started developing new hybrid varieties of Brussels sprouts, home gardeners have had a field day with all their choices! Where once there were just heirloom Brussels sprouts, full of glucosinolate (the compound responsible for Brussels sprouts’ bitterness), now there are more than a hundred varieties to choose from.  READ MORE right arrow

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