Mmm, kale. Mummy grows kale all through the year. She mainly grows the nice black, well dark green, dragon kale . It’s called Cavalo Nero in Italian. It’s very tasty. We get baby leaves from time to time in the summer, then we get the long leaves in the winter once or twice a week. It’s about the only thing we get fresh from the garden when it’s really cold out there. It grows above the snowline. Because it’s tall.
We also get red kale with pretty frilly leaves. And there’s sometimes some other types of kale we used to get in plastic bags, all ready chopped up for us, but that was before Mummy found out how easy it is to grow. You just have to protect it from Butterflies in summer and Pigeons in winter, Mummy says. It has a net over it to keep both off.
Another thing the butterflies like is Kohl Rabi and that begins with K too. It is the same family as kale. The leaves taste different but smell similar. Occasionally Mummy gives us a slice of the funny round stalk as well. She eats most of that though. Sometimes the stalk is pale green and sometimes it is purple. They both taste nice though. Funny how both kale and kohl rabi come in green or purple forms. Maybe it’s something to do with winter.