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Brassicas: Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi and Asian Greens

With dozens of brassica vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi and Asian greens will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Mustard ‘Red Giant’

Another beautiful, strongly flavored leaf, this ruby-tinged mustard is best harvested while the leaves are small, otherwise the peppery flavor can be overpowering. Hardy enough to stand over winter from an fall sowing.

Sow: Early spring to early fall
Harvest: Late spring to midwinter
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

DK - Vegetable Gardening © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007