Week #22, what a Halloween!
In Your Share This Week
Rainbow Kale: This Rainbow Lacinato is another variety bred by Wild Garden Seed company, and it coincidentally fits in great with this week’s colorful rainbow share. Like other brassicas, kale is frost tolerant and tastes sweeter after a frost (we got our first frost Monday night/Tuesday morning when it dropped into the 30s). Some plants experience freeze damage because the water in their cells expand while turning into ice, rupturing their cell walls. Other plants, like kale, produce more sugars when the temperature drops, and since sugar water freezes at a lower temperature than water, the water in the cells does not freeze and the cell walls remain intact. Thanks, kale!