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    Default Numpty kale queston!

    When is it at its best to eat? Mines growing well and I would like to get some before the slugs do
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    does it look big enough to eat? if so - chow down lass

    I grow 'big' lettuce but still pull leaves off as and when, same with Spring Cabbage
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    Cheers Piskie
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    They reckon Kale tastes better after the frosts have had a go at it, but my kale is more than ready and has been in my boxes two weeks out of the last three, and nobody has complained about it
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    Thanks for this everyone; we weeded our Kale today and there's pickings to be had; so alls I gotta do now is work out how to cook it.


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    I said to Mr S last night: "the kale is ready" and his eyebrow just twitched.

    I'll have to hide it in a stir-fry, or a curry or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    alls I gotta do now is work out how to cook it.
    I steam it
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    My first year growing dwarf curly kale, I've been picking leaves since the end of July - I was so proud when the grandchildren asked for more!

    It's hard to keep up with picking young leaves, it grows fast. If they've got a bit big I just trim off and use the curly edges, but after reading the above I can see that the stem bit would be great chopped into a stir fry (that's where I use up the calabrese stems)
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