As their name implies, Brussels Sprouts were spread to the rest of the world from the region that is now Belgium and Flanders. Another member of the Brassica family, these miniature-cabbage-looking vegetables are very hardy and become sweeter after fall frosts. Once established in the fall garden they can be harvested through much of the winter affording fresh food in the cold months by starting the harvest at the bottom of the plant and working one’s way up the stalk. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber.
Companions: beets and carrots. Antagonists: beans and strawberries.