Ooops! The long rows of blue-green kale were beginning to turn yellow.
We found out that although kale will continue to produce even after the snow falls, it needs to be continually harvested (from the bottom up) in October/November.
The second graders came out to trim back the kale they had planted last spring, composting the unusable leaves on the ground and picking the crisp green ones for a kale party after the Halloween parade.
Their teacher, Ian Levy, is a big fan of kale. His enthusiasm spills over into the developing tastes of his young students. They baked kale chips and kale soup together as a class and served them to their parents. I’ll get Ian’s recipes and include them in the next entry.
Our chef, Kim Kinney, is using the kale we harvest for her in yummy lunchtime salads.