As a result we planted two varieties in the garden this year: Russian and Dinosaur.
Friday night we harvested outer leaves for the first time and made kale chips for dinner guests. Declared by one to be the very best kale chips she'd ever had. And she knows from kale chips, so that was intended as a compliment.
But here's what I want to say about kale.
It's an amazing plant. Check this out. It appears to grow new leaves wherever there's a cut in an existing leaf. I mean, look at the evidence. Isn't that what it looks like?
Kale is, according to what I'm reading, a super-food, cancer-fighting, DNA repairing, calcium containing -- in short, amazing! Thrives in not-hot weather, which could mean that I could keep it going pretty much year-round, in a bed, like it is now, with lettuce and radishes.
So grateful to have been fed kale in January, so that now, on the brink of June, I have done the "work" to ensure home harvests for the next few months.