Honestly, we do not eat a lot of kale, but we have still been impressed. Another box holds our favorite, Red Russian kale. I was fixen to chop this one down (really, I think I need a hatchet) but decided to leave it for a while. The box it is in is tentatively scheduled to grow tomatoes this season so I have some time before it has to go.
It will take some work to get this giant out of the box. I almost hate to do it but I suspect there isn’t much left in the soil to feed it. Fennel is coming up under the monster. The fennel parent plants did not do well in the shade of the kale last season. Does anyone know? Seems like I have heard that if I let the kale go to seed I will be able to harvest broccoli like heads.
The Russian did not get as large as the Italian but it is a bit sweeter. After a spring tease the PNW is back to the daily drip. 50:50 chance that it will be raining all day long. 46/37; Sunrise at 6:39, 11 hours and 22 minutes later it sets at 6:01. It is the 24th day of the Snow Moon (3rd qtr) so there is still time to plant your carrots in the PNW.