This morning I harvested my kale to make room for the incoming tomatoes and peppers. When harvesting my "greens", I usually have a couple of buckets of water nearby. I like to toss my leafy greens in one bucket as I move through the garden. I use the other bucket to re-wash and shake the earth and the little bugs from the leaves. If I'm picking a small amount for a meal, I fill my kitchen sink with water and let the leaves absorb the water or place them in a vase. This takes away the bitterness that you sometimes have with lettuce and kale. The colors and textures of this kale look as beautiful as any bouquet of flowers I might have sitting on my kitchen table, only these are good enough to eat!
Around The Garden Mid-April
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