Simple, Edible Fall & Winter Container Idea

by Fern on November 8, 2010

in Container Combos,Flowers Galore,Fruits & Vegetables,Popular

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Lacinato Kale is sometimes called “Dinosaur Kale,” and for good reason. The beautiful, blue-green, crinkled leaves can reach 2-3 feet tall. Plop one of these edible kales into the center of your pot and surround it with red (and/or white) cyclamen and you’ll have a eye-catching container to set near your garage or front door. Just be sure to place it somewhere you’ll get to enjoy on a regular basis.

Display your kale-cyclamen pots in full sun or bright shade. Water them regularly and feed your plants twice a month with a balanced (one with the same N-P-K numbers, such as 3-3-3) liquid fertilizer.

When you’re ready to snack on some kale, harvest the outer leaves but leave the inner leaves for another day. One of the most popular ways to eat kale seems to be kale chips, though I have never had the opportunity to try them. Adriana raves about kale chips though. This is her friend Judita’s Magical Garlic Onion and Cayenne Kale Chips.

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meemsnyc November 8, 2010 at 10:47 am

That is a gorgeous kale!


Mary C. November 8, 2010 at 10:49 am

Kale chips…. I’d really like to eat them but so far every time I’ve tried baking them they ended up burning them to death :/


The Rainforest Gardener November 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I read about Jurassic kale in the book ‘Tropicalismo’ and have been looking for it… maybe I can order some seeds! Oh, and the blue green cyclamen leaves really would look excellent combined with the kale, but unfortunately cyclamen doesn’t fare well here in muggy Florida. :(


Nellie December 1, 2010 at 10:05 am

Big fan of this Raw Tuscan Salad from 101 Cookbooks: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/raw-tuscan-kale-salad-recipe.html


Max August 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Fern, I tried the kale chips – meh. Fresh kale is much better. Any suggestions on where to get good lacinto kale seeds? Seeds of Change is sold out and I don’t fan Renees too much. Also aside from kale, what else do you think would be good for fall/winter container veggies?


Fern August 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm

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