There are many opportunities for market gardeners to save seed on their farm.
If you have a winter greenhouse full of Kale. You are only a few steps away from a pile of Kale seed!
Here is what overwintering Kale for seed looks like …
January – Come see our greenhouse
shhh …. Kale is sleeping. (Kale is very tired after heavy autumn harvests for CSA baskets.)
March – Kale is awake!
Some Kale plants didn’t make it through the January – February cold.
Winter can be cruel.
The Tourne-Sol seed crew filled the empty holes with Kale plants from other beds.
Late April – Kale reaches for the sky.
Mid May – Kale is in full flower!
Now we wait for seed!
I’ll keep you posted on the kale seed harvest.
Are you letting anything that overwintered in your green house go to seed? If so, please tell me about it in the comments.
Do you wish you had kept some of your overwintered plants for seed? I’d love to hear those dreams too!