Monday, 14 April 2008

Who knew kale was so cute?

Well, people who've planted kale before, I suppose!

Most of the plants I start from seed come up with two little leaves, and I suppose the kale does too, but its two leaves each have two lobes, which make them particularly cute, in my opinion.

This kale is part of my Zero Mile Diet kit, from Saltspring Seeds. It actually sprouted a lot more quickly than I had anticipated. Good thing I bought some more little coconut fibre pots this weekend (which is allowed under Crunchy's challenge because it is food-growing-related), since I'm going to have to transplant these into their own pots before I plant them in the garden, I'm sure. I don't know how gardeners keep it all straight, what to seed and when.

Thank you kale, for making me smile!


Anonymous said...

What to seed and when... and how to figure out what those cute little plants are when you forget to label (ugh).

kale for sale said...

I didn't know it was so cute.

Hippie Girl said...

I'd love to plant kale, and collards, etc etc. I always assumed we had to plant them in the fall.....I think I might just go out and get some seeds! How long did it take for your seeds to arrive? I think I might be getting a late start here. LOL

Theresa said...

Artby - last year for 50 cents I bought some neat plant labels at a garage sale: a lady had used old pvc blinds and cut them into nicely shaped, pointed on one end, planting labels. Chile would like the way this lady re-used these things!

Kale - aren't they just adorable!

Hippie G - the seeds took about a week to arrive from Saltspring Seeds, but I'd bet you can buy some at a local gardening store out your way. I really had no idea when I was supposed to plant these things, I just followed the directions on the seed package and I'll see what happens!

CindyW said...

We have been raising some seedlings in the past 4 weeks - lettuce, carrots, bush beans, tomatoes, onions and peppers. Everyday we count and recount how many have come out. Watching the process from tiny little seeds, struggling to break out of their shells, and eventually breaking out and raising their green leaves is really quite touching for some reason. We all comment that after watching this process, we have to use all the seedlings even they are more than what we need. :)

Theresa said...

It is quite astounding to see the little shoots emerge from the soil and stretch toward the sun. They just look so happy to be doing that!