One of the top 10 super foods(*) for better health includes leafy greens like kale, collards, chard and spinach. In my opinion kale is one of the easiest and versatile vegetables to grow. This year I've grown three types of kale:
-Kale Nero di Toscana
-Kale Curly Scarlet
-Kale Dwarf Green Curled
Pictured is Dwarf Green Curled Kale. It doesn't grow as tall as the other types of kale. Kale withstands frost and snow - a great Winter vegetable!
|Above & Below: Dwarf Curly Kale goes from garden to slow cooker for vegetable soup.|
Kale is also great in stir fry and young baby kale leaves can be eaten raw in salads.
|(*) Top 10 Super Foods is based on an article published by the Centre for Science in the Public Interest, USA, 2012.|
After a bit of a break in the New Year from blogging, I'm hoping to get back into the routine of reading blogs, taking regular photos of my garden progress, and updating my blog regularly. At times I think, 'where does the time go!' My goals for 2014 include:
1. Begin to research and grow heritage vegetables (at the community garden site);
2. Continue to grow from seed (flowers and veg);
3. Try something new e.g. veg / flowers I've never grown before;
3. Continue to learn and share growing tips and experiences with others.
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