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

Lettuce Harvest 30 June 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Several people have asked for a tour of my greenhouse, so here is a more detailed walk through during my Friday morning harvest. This video is posted on YouTube here:

 

 

Giving lettuce to Tree of Life Ministries

On Friday February 24, 2017 we harvested 11 pounds of Bibb and Butterhead lettuce and gave it to Tree of Life Ministries in Purcellville, VA. The next day it was distributed to 7 families in need of food.

11 pounds of Bibb and Butterhead