Kale tastes best in cool weather and frost actually enhances color, flavor and sweetness. Plant in early spring and again in late summer/early fall.
HARVEST AND USE
Begin harvesting outer leaves when plants have at least 6 leaves. Vitamin and antioxidant rich kale is tender and delicious in fresh salads, especially with sliced fruit and/or nuts. Use in smoothies, soups, stews and sautés; or braise with garlic and olive oil. Pull and discard when plants begin to bloom as leaves of flowering stalks get tough and bitter.