IN THE GARDEN - KALE AND BABY BROCCOLI SPEARS


We planted a few things in the garden this past fall, not knowing, or even having any expectation as to what would survive the winter.  Well, we were pleasantly surprised.  Since February of this year, we have harvested, Collard Greens, Kale, Baby Broccoli Spears, and chives.  In a few weeks the red Swiss Chard should be ready to be picked as well.

Any day now is it time to rebuild the soil.   We usually add in our own compost, as well as organic composted mushroom manure.
Planting is around the corner in this neck of the woods - lettuces, radishes, broccoli, beets to name a few.  What do you use to rebuild your soil?  And what is happening in your garden right now?  Any gardening tips you would like to share?
Sauteed Red Russian Kale

After rinsing and putting the greens through a salad spinner, I just heated up a frying pan with olive oil and butter.  Then sauted a sliced shallot, and minced garlic.  Chopped up the Kale, and sauted until soft....maybe took 2-3 minutes in total.  Add salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice - so fresh and healthy!

Ina Gawne
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2 comments on “IN THE GARDEN - KALE AND BABY BROCCOLI SPEARS”

  1. Garden time here, too - as you know ;-)) Always had our own compost in the past, but don't have it set up here, yet. so, we're are buying dirt and fertilizer.... Gotta start somewhere!

    1. Hi Katie - Thats what we did our first year too. I'd like to find an organic chicken farmer and do chicken manure....still looking - if I don't find one soon, I'll use my standby mushroom manure. Not sure if there are better ones out there?

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