Monday, August 29, 2016

Dinosaur kale

Ken grew two varieties of kale this year in our vegetable garden. One is called Red Russian and we've eaten a fair amount of that so far. The other is called Dinosaur, and we haven't yet eaten as much of that.

Dinosaur kale in the garden. It's been harvested a time or two, exposing the stems at the bottom.

Both types of kale make for beautiful plants in the garden. While both are green, the Red Russian has, unsurprisingly, a red tint to it and, as you can see in these photos, the Dinosaur kale is more blueish. Where the Russian kale has broad, flatter leaves, the Dino's leaves are narrower and a little crinkly.

Looking down at the plant from above.

Ken has processed a lot of the kale into the freezer already, so we'll be eating it, along with collard greens from earlier in the year, all winter long.


  1. Nice colour! Does it stay that colour when you cook it?

  2. I'm wondering the same thing as Jean :)

  3. Flintstones' food! Very healthy, I'm sure.

  4. jean & judy, if I remember, it goes a deeper green color when it's cooked.

    kiwi, yabba-dabba-doo!

    gosia, I hope so!


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