For those considering Brussels Sprouts, my experience in Switzerland.
1. After planting seedlings, slugs laid a serious attack on the leaves but I managed to win using serious defense with slug bait.
2. Sickly plants recovered nicely with sprouts arriving in the autumn and growing throughout the winter under the snow and into spring.
3. In the spring I resisted yanking the plants and was rewarded with terrific yellow blossoms with lovely scent.
4. For at least 3 weeks bees swarmed daily.
I am amazed to have found a vegetable that grows in the snow an then is heaven for the bees.