Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Kale
The small, tender leaves can also be added raw to salads or smoothies. Cut and cook the larger leaves like spinach, but be sure to remove the tough ribs before steaming or stir-frying. Kale can also be substituted for spinach in omelets, casseroles, and quesadillas. Enjoy our best kale recipes.
Some people dislike kale because it is so crunchy and dry. It sounds odd, but a great way to make kale more tasty is to massage it!
Also, kale is great for freezing. See how to freeze kale and other greens.
I recently learned kale can cause bowel obstruction in certain people, extremely painful and requiring surgery, probably shouldn’t go kale crazy 😬
I understand your concern, kale is very high in fiber which can cause certain health problems with certain people but, Kale to most people can be a very nutritious and might I say delicious snack.
Sincerely Jace from State Farm
I have several kale plants in a raised bed that have been growing and producing for 3 years. The main stalks are very long and I would like to cut them back. When is the best time of year to do this?
Bought some grocery store kale. Didn't care for it. Planted some in my garden last year. Didn't care for that either. I have concluded that I don't care for kale.
Most greens in the grocery store are picked when they are past their preferred leaf size. This makes them taste much stronger than if they were harvested at a smaller, more flavorful size. Also, different varieties have milder flavors. Try eating your greens on a peanut butter sandwich made with your favorite whole grain bread & butter. Very tasty!
Home made kale chips, roasted with salt, oil and nutritional yeast is some of the best chips I've ever had.
I love kale! The many varieties and flavors are so fun, makes salads an adventure. Kale chips are the best, especially after the first bite and it melts in your mouth! I put Nutritional Yeast on mine just after coming out of the oven. Yumm!
Yes, ornamental kale and other brassicas are edible. That said, they tend to be more bitter than culinary types.