Veggie Gardening kale in a basket

Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better

Fall Kale Growing

Of all the greens you could possibly grow in a garden, not many prefer cooler weather any more than Kale.

Granted it’s not something that strikes everyone’s fancy but it’s easy to grow and good for you.

In the All You Can Eat Gardening Handbook, Cam Mather states the following…

Kale is a brassica (that doesn’t start with “B” or “C”) and contains just about every vitamin known to man.  It’s got phytonutrients to prevent just about every cancer out there, and studies show that when you chew cruciferous vegetables like kale it tells the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer-causing chemicals, basically convincing them it’s better to just do themselves in rather than hang out in Kaletown.  Kale has vitamin A and beta-carotene to help your eyes, lots of vitamin C to protect against arthritis, manganese for a healthy nervous system, calcium for healthy bones…just let me know when you want me to stop.

So if you like Kale, it’s a good addition to your diet at any time of year.

For more great information on how to grow, harvest, and store Kale visit this page.

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