Everything you wanted to know about growing kale at home in your vegetable garden


10 Easy Ways to Eat More Kale

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You are probably familiar with all of the health benefits of kale.  It really is a superfood.  Maybe you even know all there is to know about growing kale successfully at home.  But, are you actually getting enough of it in your diet?  For a food that is among the healthiest that you can ever [...]

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Dinosaur Kale

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If there’s one vegetable that is sure to get the kids excited about dinner, it’s this version of our favourite leafy green: Dinosaur kale!  What kid wouldn’t want to eat something named after ferocious creatures that lived millions of years ago? The young archaeologists at the table will enjoy this for what it’s called, but [...]

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Portuguese Kale Soup

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The first time that I tried kale, it wasn’t hidden as some exotic new leaf in a green salad.  Rather, it was quite visibly presented in a delicious soup.  A cultural and traditional staple, this Portuguese kale soup now has made an appearance as an appetizer or first course before countless family dinners.  Also known [...]

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How to Get Rid of Aphids on your Kale

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Aphids are some of the most annoying insect pests that can infest your kale crops.  If you are diligently monitoring your vegetable garden, you may be able to recognize early on if aphids have begun to find a home in your kale.  However, if you leave your garden unattended for any significant length of time, [...]

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How to Grow Kale in an Apartment

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If you live in an apartment, you may be very restricted in the amount of gardening that you are allowed to do.  If you are lucky, you may have a plot of land nearby in a community garden, where you can plant a couple of crops so that you have a small vegetable garden.  Perhaps [...]

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Origins of Kale

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Kale has been grown for more than 2000 years, and since its origin many years ago in Europe, its cultivation has spread around the world into many different cultures and regions.  It has been a garden favorite since the evolution of plant domestication, so people have been growing kale at home for many years! Etymology [...]

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Cruciferous Vegetables

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Everyone knows that vegetables are good for you.  Your mom told you when you were little to “eat your vegetables,” and all around us we hear about the benefits of healthy eating.  Specifically, we often hear that we should be eating more cruciferous vegetables.  But what exactly is meant by “cruciferous vegetables?” A cruciferous vegetables [...]

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Kale Pests

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As anyone who has done any amount of gardening at home can attest to, an inevitable obstacle that every gardener will face at some point is dealing with garden pests.  Kale pests are generally no different from those that affect any of your other plants in the garden.  Here I’ve compiled a list of some [...]

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Kale Nutrition

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For those people who are health conscious and are watching what they eat, the nutrition value of their foods is very important. As I’ve already mentioned, there are several good health benefits of kale. They make the process of growing kale at home a very worthwhile endeavor. Kale nutrition is very high, and so it [...]

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Kale Health Benefits

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Growing kale at home for yourself will ensure that there is nothing between you and all the wonderful kale health benefits that this vegetable has to offer! Not only is kale delicious, but it’s also extremely good for you. Everyone knows that vegetables are good for you because they are full of fiber and vitamins [...]

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