Kale is known as a superfood with quite the reputation. But trust us when we say the taste of homegrown kale will have you convinced that it's an altogether different vegetable from the dreary shop-bought kale most people detest.
All varieties, green or purple, can be eaten raw in salads, lightly steamed, fried with a little butter, or made into your favourite kale chips.
Kale is so easy to grow, too, making it a highly rewarding crop that just keeps on giving. It handles cooler weather very well and is tolerant of a little heat. Early spring plantings work the best, enabling a good crop before the blistering summer sets in. In more moderate climates, you can enjoy an extended growing season.