Wow! I didn’t know what to expect when I bought the Brussels sprouts seedlings in the spring. They turned out to be very impressive. I planted two of them in the SFG section and two in a corner of the garden. The two unprotected ones were almost completely eaten by slugs. The two plants in the SFG section did quite well, although during the heavy rains we had in the spring, they toppled over into adjacent squres, then continued to grow upwards… killing any carrots underneath them. But I would say they were worth it, as I’ve picked about 60 sprouts so far from the two plants. I think that if I had staked them they would have been more productive, and definitely would have taken up less area in the garden.
Next year, I plan to make a row of them in front of the cucumbers, since they grow slowly enough that the cukes will make it up the trellis before the sprouts start to shade them.
Apparently the flavour improves after the frost hits, so I’m going to go picking again this weekend since we’ve had a cold snap this week.