How To Grow Kale Trees

Sep 20, 2021

We grow a lot of leafy greens in our garden including kale. But we treat it a bit differently by pruning it to turn it into a perennial plant where it can keep feeding us for a few years. this little video shows you how…

Also – In the video I mention that we make kale chips, a simple and delicious way to eat a tonne of kale – you can find the recipe here. 

your thoughts:

6 Comments

  1. Loz

    Is there any companion plants that you would use to fill up the garden bed?

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  2. Jill pickering

    Hi Hannah…..What happens when they want to go to seed?
    I have had some lovely Cavolo Nero (Tuscan kale) ‘palm trees’ but in the spring they bolted.
    Cheers Jill

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  3. Hans Sipsma

    Make Dutch “Boerenkool” cooking and mashing shredded Kale in with potatoes then add bacon pieces, jus and/or rookworst from Ziggies in Moonah or Salamanca Fresh.
    You can of course use your own meat substitutes for flavour too.

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  4. David Trammel

    I wonder, what happens when the kale begins to flower and set seed? Does the plant continue to produce eatable leaves or does kale have the problem spinach does, and when doing that, make bitter leaves.

    You don’t mention do these tolerate colder weather, and if so how do they react? I’m in the central United States and our Winters can get quite cold.

    Thanks for the video.

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  5. Michel

    Love the video Hannah, the kale trees look beautiful in a very ‘Tim Burton’ sort of way!
    Quick question, how do you stop them from going to seed/flower? Here in Sydney mine are bolting with the warmer weather. Cheers, Michel

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  6. Michelle Towle

    Hey lovely Hannah, can you please comment on what to do when it’s going to seed?
    Pick out the seedy heads? Or let it go?
    I am thinning my kale forest at the moment, deciding which will get to be trees.
    🙂 Michelle

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