How to Grow Kale (and what to do with it once you’ve got it) - VeggieBoards
Forum Jump: 
  • 3 Post By CricketVS
  • 1 Post By leedsveg
  • 1 Post By Naturebound
  • 1 Post By silva
Thread Tools
#1 Old 04-29-2015, 10:54 AM
CricketVS's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 563
How to Grow Kale (and what to do with it once you’ve got it)

Beautiful, leafy kale (Brassica oleracea) is right up there with its more famous cousins, spinach and broccoli, in the top echelon of healthy vegetables.

Just look at the numbers. One cup of cooked Kale has a meager 32 calories, but also provides over 1000% of daily value of vitamin K, 100% of vitamin A and 70% of vitamin C.

Like broccoli, kale is touted as a cancer-fighting food for three different reasons. It contains:

• antioxidant nutrients including carotenoids and flavonoids.

• anti-inflammatory nutrients like omega-3

• anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates

Organic kale is pricey in the supermarkets, but there’s no reason you can’t plant this cruciferous veggie in your backyard garden. It’s easy to grow and the crop keeps giving for months.
Read more here:
LedBoots, leedsveg and mecanna like this.

Last edited by CricketVS; 04-26-2018 at 02:02 PM.
CricketVS is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 Old 04-29-2015, 03:37 PM
Veggie Regular
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4,325
I usually have kale in stir-fries but I'll have a try at the kale chips.
leedsveg is offline  
#3 Old 04-29-2015, 05:36 PM
Veggie Regular
Naturebound's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,609
Thanks for the information on growing kale! I have not tried growing it yet but love to grow collard greens from seed as well as spinach.

I like to do kale in smoothies, stir fries and curries, soups, and I love to eat it raw as a salad rubbed with lemon juice and avocado pesto and raw tomato.
CricketVS likes this.

In the end, only kindness matters. - Jewel

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Naturebound is offline  
Sponsored Links
#4 Old 04-29-2015, 06:08 PM
Super Moderator
silva's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 8,954
I've grown swiss chard and that was really easy!
Thanks for the encouragement. I haven't done anything yet
CricketVS likes this.
silva is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off