Cheap calcium, bioavailable calcium, growing right in the back yard.? And this year, as in several recent winters, the collard greens and kale grew right through all the winter months.
I harvested all the kale and collard greens last November, when the weather forecast was for a cold day, lots of frost.? So rather than lose that yummy calcium, I harvested all the greens, right down to the nub / right to the stem, leaving only 2 or 3 small leaves on each one, to catch in stray sunshine on days when it might not be too cold.
So it all just kept on growing.? Last year, there was snow cover over the plants during the coldest part of the winter, so they were protected.? This year, no snow, very little cold – there was a second bumper crop.
I’m getting the garden tilled tomorrow, since we are having such an early spring, and since help is available right now.? So the greens needed to be harvested.? There were more than 20 fat and happy plants out there – and now the refrigerator is full of green stuff.
A cheap and natural way to get that important calcium, plus all that fiber.? And as with many fruits and veggies, more calories are needed to process it than it provides.? So we naturally get full and stay healthy.