It's Not Too Late To Eat Garden Vegetables

Oct 28, 2014

Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts & Kale
Credit George Oates via Flickr CC

Gardening Guy Henry Homeyer talks about “the three B’s” of cold weather crops in his garden: Broccoli, Brussel sprouts… and kale.

Kale? That starts with a ‘K’.

Well, it’s a brassica; the family that includes those plus cabbage, cauliflower and more. They’re all good cold weather crops and very healthy and tasty.

What makes them so healthy?

They have vitamin C, fiber, and compounds that are thought to prevent cancer. They’re best eaten raw or steamed or cooked in a microwave.

So what do you do with kale?

Kale I use in stews and stir fry. I cook it, though some people use it in salads. Some people make kale chips.