Quick background info - I've been a long time on again and off again lurker, one or two time poster (several years ago), and have now found my way back to the VG forum. Just reading through random threads has been fun and informative. The diversity in approaches to a common interest is amazing!
So....in my little garden patch in the back yard, I've had a 4 x 4 plot of kale growing in a raised bed. It's been doing quite nicely - I've been able to balance the amount I harvest with it's ability to produce new leaves, and have had a good supply of kale chips, sauteed kale, and the like. Unfortunately, what I think was a gopher (my kids called me on the phone and told me that there was a beaver in the garden! I'm assuming that it was gopher, but who knows???) found my little patch and made short work of it over a two night period. Now I have a lovely patch of kale stalks. Do I pull 'em and move on to the next crop, or do you suppose there is enough energy in the root systems to push up new leaves again? I'm in no hurry - it will be a month before I'm ready to replant something, so I'll eventually find out. However, I am impatient and thought maybe someone has had a similar experience...
Thanks in advance!