Red Russian Kale
Hey all! I'm a fairly new gardener of three years where I've concentrated mostly on my soil. Not a lot of success in veggies......except red Russian Kale. I planted it in the spring of 2012. Maybe it was the summer. I forget. I've had it so long I forgot what it was and did a search to find it.
Anyways, It's doing GREAT. bugs ate all the leaves, but I left it because the stalks and stems were very stable. Someone mentioned it would come back. I started seeing some inner leaves grow in so I fertilized it with worm tea and wow... back in fullness. There are three gorgeous plants.
Will these ever die? I most DEF want to save the seeds because it loves it here.. But when will it go to seed? What do I need to look for and what's the best method of harvesting the seed?
Can I force it to go to seed so I can have the garden space back?
I appreciate any input on this terrific heirloom plant.