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Henry Homeyer is a life-long organic gardener who has lived in Cornish Flat, NH since 1970 (except for his time in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and country director).He writes a weekly gardening column that appears in 12 newspapers around New England, and has written for the New York Times, The Boston Globe and other newspapers. Henry teaches organic gardening workshops throughout New England at garden shows, clubs, nurseries, public gardens and other venues, and is a regular contributor to NHPR and Vermont Public Radio.

It's Not Too Late To Eat Garden Vegetables

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Gardening Guy Henry Homeyer talks about “the three B’s” of cold weather crops in his garden: Broccoli, Brussel sprouts… and kale.

Kale? That starts with a ‘K’.

Well, it’s a brassica; the family that includes those plus cabbage, cauliflower and more. They’re all good cold weather crops and very healthy and tasty.

What makes them so healthy?

They have vitamin C, fiber, and compounds that are thought to prevent cancer. They’re best eaten raw or steamed or cooked in a microwave.

So what do you do with kale?

Kale I use in stews and stir fry. I cook it, though some people use it in salads. Some people make kale chips.