As spring approaches – well since it is the time that spring is supposed to approach – I’ve received many requests for kale seeds. Even though French farmers seem to think that kale can’t be planted in April (more on that next week), if you love kale and have a little space outside your window or if you’re lucky enough to have a balcony you should plant some kale.
It’s so easy to grow and while you need more earth to have a sturdy kale stalk, it’s fun to watch the plants grow and the kale leaves take on a life of their own. I grew a few plants last year and while my parents were in town last June – before there was any kale in France – my mom stole (yes, I’m using the verb steal because that’s exactly what it was!) two kale leaves for her morning smoothie when in fact she was only returning home to massive amounts of kale in her garden. I only had a minor kale freak-out.
Since there are many of you that have asked for seeds, I’ve opened up a little Etsy shop so that you can buy kale seeds from The Kale Project.
All seeds are bio and come 100 per package. Available varieties are curly green and lacinato kale, otherwise known at dinosaur, Tuscan, cavalo nero.
The Kale Project on Etsy.
1 packet of 100 kale seeds – Curly Green (UK origin), 3.50€ + postage
1 packet of 100 kale seeds – Lacinato (USA origin), 4.50€ + postage
**The first 40 to order will receive a Whole Foods kale lunch tote (sent from a kale-lover in the states!)