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25/03/2014 at 09:22
This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apart. And then net against the pigeons.
We have been picking kale since last June,it is over now and finally running to flower. The brukale( a Brussels kale cross ) has now taken over,giving little kale rosettes where Brussels should be.
25/03/2014 at 11:15

Brukale photo taken today.

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 This years seedlings, just germinated.

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25/03/2014 at 11:16

The brukale appear to be mixed, some have a strong red colour, others are all green.

25/03/2014 at 11:18

I adore kale too; have grown the cavolo nero in the past - it just keeps on producing, wonderful stuff

25/03/2014 at 13:08

I used to think kale was hard and chewy and as James A-S says, only fit for cattle. I take out any thick centre ribs off the leaves and steam. The brukale I leave as whole little flowers. Lovely and tender. From 1m square, we have had greens for nearly a year.

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