Bri80, you have several types of kale in that bed, right? Is that Portuguese kale?
I still have some kale plants but they were really harvested regularly, right through the season. There is likely to be a little in the fridge, as well.
A quick story about kale
. I grew up eating kale. I don't remember it in the garden but Mom was a person who frequented the health food stores. When I began to have gardens of my own, I finally grew kale.
I had a big garden at that time, especially for a young guy. It was 150' long and the garden gate was about 30' from my backdoor. I planted the kale at the far end of the garden.
It was a very snowy winter and we had about 5' of snow to deal with. There were those big kale plants, all that distance away! I set off through the deep snow one morning, determined to get some of that kale into the kitchen. My tracks all that distance and through 5' of snow showed for several months. It was such a hard slog I decided it was one of the most ridiculous things I had ever done!
Now these many years later, I once again have kale
. Over the last 10 years, or so, I have learned to enjoy it again. Fortunately, the woman who is now my wife likes it, too
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks