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Talkback: Growing kale

Posted: 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.


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:23

I'm totally confused.  and where is mummy muddy paws?

I've got a load of mince to make chilli and bolog sauce with. I've still got loads of onions to use up.  I could make cheese scones or  muffins as well.

Talkback: Growing kale

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:16

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

Talkback: Growing kale

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:15

Brukale photo taken today.

 This years seedlings, just germinated.


Topsoil Leicestershire

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:09

How north Leics are you? I have a good source of well rotted FYM jct 25 M1.  Do you have a trailer?


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 10:58

Drizzling here. Apart from putting the broad beans out to harden off, theres not going to be a lot of gardening. Only 11 c in greenhouse.Too cold to prick out.

Mrs Garden or are you rosemummy now?, I did a veggy pasta bake for some vegetarians at a bonfire do. It went down so well, sometimes I do that now., instead of with sausage.  fusilli pasta, slightly cooked and rolled in a jar of dolmio. med veg pasta sauce. Layer it with roasted veg to hand, I use courgettes, red peppers, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and red onion.. Then pour cheesy sauce on top, sprinkle with parmesan and bake.

Talkback: Growing kale

Posted: 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.

Seed sowing

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 08:48

Tracy, I grow salad leaves in a deep polystyrene fish box. I keep them off the floor, so less accessible to slugs and snails. I cut leaves off as and when we want them with a pair of scissors. No hearted lettuce, but plenty of tender green and red leaves.


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 20:58

Hi, Mikey., and welcome to the forum.We could do with a few more men around here. (useful for heavy digging and scoffing cake)


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:56

Still here. I spent yesterday moving plants in to new polytunnel.

Today I have been to work. Tomorrow, more pricking out I think.

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