[gardeners] Kale

David G. Smith (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 5 Jun 2000 09:36:05 -0400

This is my favorite recipe:


Good with a bottle of red wine.  I grow black cabbage (aka cavolo nero, aka
dinosaur kale) just to make that dish, which brings me to a question.

I've used up my bought black cabbage seed and am trying to save some from
last year's plants.  I never tried saving seed from any type of cabbage.
They bloomed and made seed pods, and now it looks like something is eating
the ends off them.  Eventually I guess they will dry up, what's left of
them, and I can harvest the seed.  How long does that take?  Anyone have any
experience with this?