|Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM|
Hello everyone. Kale contains good quantities of fibre and good levels of protein. The leaves are very rich in vitamin C and vitamin K. They are also very rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is known to slow the progression of age - related macular degeneration and cataracts. The leaves contain more lutein than any other food. The juice from Kale has been associated with healing peptic ulcers. Kale and collards have been thought to cure a wide range of complants including respiratory and blood circultion problems and gout.
Kale is grown in cloder temperatures. So in a sub tropical area, the seeds need to be planted in April-May. Kale can be grown in pots. Needs to be growing for about 7-10 weeks before starting to pick the leaves. Leaves can be added to salads. Leaves are also added to juices/smoothies, stews, soups, stir fries and can be added to pies. Remember to buy non hybrid, open pollinated seed or heirloom seed. Happy gardening. Love, Peace and Harmony to you all. Lesley.