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#1 Old 04-29-2015, 10:54 AM
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How to Grow Kale (and what to do with it once you’ve got it)



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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.
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https://www.veggieboards.com/articles/how-to-grow-kale/
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#2 Old 04-29-2015, 03:37 PM
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I usually have kale in stir-fries but I'll have a try at the kale chips.
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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.
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#4 Old 04-29-2015, 06:08 PM
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I've grown swiss chard and that was really easy!
Thanks for the encouragement. I haven't done anything yet
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