Time to look ahead for future summers, one of my favorite from this session was a new addition from @realseeds in the UK
East Friesian Palm Kale has everything you look for in a kale. It’s very vigorous and gets big despite us harvesting leafs during the summer and the flavor is the best both on the bigger and smaller leafs. It has a reputation for being really hardy and we are putting it to the test keeping them outside for the winter instead of overwintering them in the greenhouse good or bad spring will tell.
We select the 40-50 best plants when we grow seeds to insure that we have enough genetic diversity, this is really important if you grow your own seeds to maintain the good character of the variety. The work continues tomorrow with more plants being prepared for next years seed saving