Kale Cut and Come Again

Normally,  we harvest the whole plant when it reaches maturity, but I’ve been experimenting with cutting Kale leaves off the plant rather than removing the entire plant. We had a baby Kale salad at a restaurant and it got me to thinking about harvesting Kale while the leaves were small. The young leaves are tender and tasty! So I started cutting the leaves off the plant when they were about the size of my hand. This is working well! The smaller leaves continue to grow and within a few day there is more baby Kale to harvest. There are about 320 Kale plants in my 48 square foot troughs. I’m keeping an eye on the roots and will remove the entire pant when they get too dirty.

Baby Kale plants