The Brussels sprout vegetable was known and cultivated in Belgium, particularly in areas around Brussels nearly 800 years ago.
For best results provide an open, airy situation, with wide spacing, to ensure good sprout development. A long season of growth is required. For a really heavy crop highly fertile soil is necessary.
Deep, early cultivation should be carried out to allow the soil to become sweetened and well weathered. Firm ground is needed for good sized, tight sprouts cannot be obtained from hastily prepared, loose soil...,
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