Hi this is Justin from the Red Bird Mission Grow Appalachia. This week we were out tilling for some of our members and doing home visits to get pictures of the gardens. We saw some beautiful plants and saw that the members had been busy out keeping their gardens looking good.
One thing that really got my attention while we were out this week was that one member was letting her kale seed out, that she had planted last year and survived winter.
I have learned that it is real easy to keep your kale seed and the bloom attracts honey bees to your garden in the spring. You can also eat the bloom off your kale, in a salads or in a stir fry. All you have to do is let it grow. After flowering the plants start to produce small seed pods. As the plant keeps growing the seed pods get thicker and longer. Most of the seed pods will grow 2 to 3 inches. When the seed pods get swelled then you will pull up the plants, cut and dry out the seed pods and BAM you have kale seed to replant.