Second of all, if you don't like kale, you'll find ways to enjoy it, and they sure do say it's healthy (except in extreme quantities). My husband loves his bitter leafy greens and will eat the kale in anything, even just straight-up sauteed with garlic, but I don't find it pleasant that way. What I recommend for people like me is delicious stuff like kale chips, cheesy greens dip, greens pesto, and---what's more---I get a few leaves of kale in my body every single day by tossing a few leaves into the morning smoothie. You can't taste it, and you're probably benefiting from its superpowers. What's not to like? You should grow it.
In the greenroom, we are growing the "Red Winter" variety, also from Botanical Interests:
Both of these varieties are indeterminate---that is, they keep growing and growing and growing even as you cut leaves away. Those Red Winter plants in the greenroom were planted in March, 2013, and are still growing great. The Dwarf blue curled kale looked like this after a few years:
|After a few years of growth and continual |
harvesting, the Dwarf blue kale has these long
stalks but still produces great kale.