Hail to the Kale!

bloomI answered the phone reluctantly knowing it would be more work to stack my pile higher. “Really?  You have too much kale in your garden and I should come pick it?  I’ll be right there!” I love picking, cooking, and eating kale or any garden vegetable.

When I arrived at Olga’s garden, I found the largest squash leaves, tallest green beans and leafiest kale I have ever seen.  The weedless garden had super-sized plants with picture perfect produce.  She assured me that her secret included just a few simple things:

1.  Never plow the soil – just plug your plants or seeds in the ground.

2. Add horse manure to the top soil – just scatter it about.

3. Surround your plants with alfalfa –  it has nutrients, holds moisture and resists weeds.

4. Never, ever, ever use chemicals or insecticides of any type – you’ll poison your food!


I can do this ….

Next time my phone rings, I’ll be a bit more enthusiastic about answering it.


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