229/365: curly kale
How gorgeous is this stuff?? I am happy to report that after years of trying, I now not only EAT kale – I actually enjoy it. Don’t give up 🙂
I was so delighted to have things STILL GROWING in my garden around Thanksgiving that I got a little greedy. I wanted to see how long the kale could last. I heard it could grow under snow, but how much cold could it truly endure?
As it turns out, the answer is: A LOT! But, I pushed it too far. After a period of really deep freeze, I discovered sad, discolored remains of chard and parsley – seemingly melted by the frozen air; the kale had become a kind of frozen snack.
The thing is, though, it’s still green. On January 19th with temperatures plummeting to way below zero, the kale is still green. And, judging by the tracks in the snow, the rabbits are really loving it.
P.S. The post title, “eat more” is a reference to Bo Muller-Moore’s ‘Eat More Kale’ t-shirts, hand-screened in Vermont on organic cotton. I own one and wear it proudly. Although, only when I’m up for garnering a lot of attention.