front yard vegetable garden. But the Brussels sprout's roots were so tough I just cut them at ground level (the cut root is visible)...and to my surprise they are growing back (can they do that?). I just take it as first signs of spring...onion, chive, and garlic shoots are already pushing through the cold soil as well. Amazing (I think), that they know just when to do this. Hibernating under sometimes feet of snow and ice and buried in frozen solid soil and they still know just when the earth has rotated to just the correct position that they should push up and reach for the sun. Think of it what you will, but I considerate one of many everyday miracles.