A lot of people do not like kale but they have no idea that kale…
I remember when I first started gardening and it was just a LOT. I started seeing growth, the food was there but I didn’t know when I could consume it.
Then the funniest part was that I didn’t realize that the vegetable would keep producing. Lol I thought that If I consumed it that would be it. Now while that may be the case for certain types of vegetables- that’s not the case for herbs and leafy greens (or cucumbers and tomatoes but we aren’t on that now).
Leafy greens are the gift that keep on giving (until they’re done producing) but basically the more you consume the more they’ll produce. I compare it to breast milk-it will continue to produce so long as there is a demand.
So knowing when and how to harvest is something that new gardeners don’t really understand. So I’m breaking it down for you step by step. It really is as easy as 1-2-3!
How to Harvest Kale
Harvesting your kale is super simple.
- First you go to the base of the leaf. The kind of kale I have it’s really easy to determine where the base is.
- Then with either your hand or some scissors remove the leaf from the main stem.
- Wash your bunch of kale or gather all of the leaves in a plastic bucket. I usually wash off anything outside before I bring it inside. It ensures that any lingering bugs OUTSIDE don’t make it INSIDE
- Once inside, wash and clean your kale again.
- Enjoy your kale however it is that you want to enjoy them!