Sea kale: What’s that sticking out of your thong?

Sea kale has a rather remarkable ability to re-sprout from its roots.  One of the popular ways of propagating sea kale relies on this tendency.  Sea kale root cuttings, or “thongs” as they are commonly described, provide a fast-growing clone of the parent plant without all the fuss of starting from seed. Until recently, I […]

Sea Kale: Blanching time has arrived

Sea Kale (Crambe maritima) is an excellent vegetable for the perennial garden.  All parts are edible, but some are tastier and require more work than others.  For my palate, there is a tie for best tasting part between the flower buds (like broccoli) and the blanched shoots.  Shoots come early in the year, anywhere between […]