Last year, our kale plants provided delicious salads right through until early spring. I didn’t manage to get this year’s winter kale crop seedlings in as early (actually I was a full month later) so I can’t expect the same production from these plants, which you can see in the front of the picture.
On the other hand, the full grown kale plants currently in the garden are very healthy. There was no aphid infestation like in 2012. They’re also producing abundant side branches of small tender leaves, so that looks promising.
I do have one nagging question. The summer kale is almost five feet tall from the garden floor. The winter kale seedlings are planted in the beet box. Will they grow so tall that I won’t be able to reach the tops?
Time will tell.