Harvesting Kale - keep it coming
Harvesting kale can be accomplished in a manner similar to how one might harvest collards or romaine lettuce - one leaf at a time. If you do it that way, it'll keep the kale coming for many weeks.
Kale is ready to harvest anytime you have six or eight leaves on the plant.
It's best when harvested after a frost or two because that makes it sweeter, nevertheless, I harvest kale all throughout the summer and well into the winter.
The technique for harvesting is to cut the stems a few inches from the main stalk, and be sure to leave about 4 to 6 leaves on the plant so it can continue to nourish itself with sunlight.
Stem stubs that remain on the plant will dry up and fall off, and new stems and leaves will sprout from the center of the main stalk. Wait a few weeks, and you can cut more leaves for your soups, crock pots full of greens and onions, or fresh salads.
Done with Harvesting Kale, take me back to Harvesting Vegetables