Posted: 04/11/2016 at 09:15
You don't eat the hard stems of kale! You strip the leaves from the mid-rib. We had curly kale for supper last night with our Irish stew - delicious.
Curly kale needs no protection from the weather, snow or no snow. It survives anything the British weather can throw at it (that's why it's so popular with the pigeons - when everything else has died, the kale stands tall on the allotment).
However, Curly kale seeds should have been sown in the spring and planted out to grow on ages ago.