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What Is A Lead Plant: Tips On Growing Lead Plants In The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is a lead plant and why does it have such an unusual name? Lead plant is a perennial prairie wildflower commonly found throughout the middle two-thirds of the United States and Canada. Click here to learn about growing lead plants.


Brussels Sprouts

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Treehugger / Preeya Manoorasada-Marsden

The bane of many a childhood, Brussels sprouts get a bad rap mostly due to overcooking. This sweet and tender vegetable can be grown in nearly any home garden with ample sunlight. They have a relatively long growing season, with some varieties taking up to 130 days to reach maturity. Their flavor improves if they are subjected to a frost, so in most climates, they can be planted in early summer and harvested in late fall after the first cold snap. However, they only tolerate a few days of freezing weather, so be sure to harvest them promptly.

  • USDA Growing Zones: 2 to 9
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Rich, loamy, well-drained soil with organic matter

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