Kale

Kale

KALE is by far one of the greatest green superfoods of all time. It is loaded with calcium, iron, vitamins A, K and C and tons of phytonutrients. It also contains a substance called sulforaphane, which is believed to have cancer fighting properties.

Kale is durable, easy to grow and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is actually in the cabbage family alongside broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and collard greens.

If you want to start them inside, cover the seeds with about a half inch of soil and place them 18 to 25 inches a part. Once you transfer the plant outside, they will grow rapidly as long as you water them regularly.

You may begin to see tiny insects called aphids on the leaves. They are harmless but look like a scary infestation. To get rid of them, try adding some soap to a spray bottle to kill them and rinse the leaves thoroughly in the sink before preparing your meal.

Thankfully, Aphids are not poisonous, so if you miss a couple, they won’t kill you!

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