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When your kale is showing signs of bolting (going to seed) this is the best thing to do with all that you can pick before the leaves start getting bitter.
Tear the leaf stem off and make a pile, for that much kale I used about tablespoon and a half of organic canola oil (FYI coconut oil isn’t a good one for this) and some himalayan salt.
Massage the oil and salt through the pile, making sure you’ve got it mixed well. Pile it all onto parchment covered sheets and pop it in the oven.
Keep the oven on the lowest setting possible, and stick a wooden spoon in the side of the door to prop it open and allow the steam to escape.
Now be patient
You’ll see things kind of go mushy, do not panic, they’re just drying out. Fluff up the kale bits and keep spreading it out while they shrink up.
It’s done when everything is crispy <3
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Planting these out this weekend. I scatter seed my greens starts in flats in the house under a light, harden them off under remay outside, plant in clumps and thin out as needed. That way even if the slugs get in I don’t get wiped out. Over plant and thin ftw.
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At garlic harvest last year I left a bunch of 1 year old garlic bulbs that I’d started from bulbils originally. Neglected and thriving. *adds divide and transplant garlic to the chore list*
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The willow got topped!!! WOOO I put hoop houses over both these beds in fall, my first year here, then the sun dropped so far in the sky the willow was shading out these beds completely for 3 months. Fixed :D
I cut the blackberries way back so the rhubarb has more room, they looked happy! Oregano needs a trim, and buttercups >.<
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Surprise! Hyacinth and Daffodils at the base of the Cherry trees. This is exactly why you shouldn’t dig your yard the first year you have it, build on what exists and wait to see what shows up over the year. I freaking love surprises :D
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I have aggressive squatters on the dock. I got out there, she yelled at her guy, he flew in yelling at me, chased me off the dock and proceeded to stalk me on shore. Apparently those eggs will take 24-28 days to hatch.
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Chocolate mint in the creek bed, it’s amazing how much water these plants can tolerate. In another month the whole creek bed will be ready for Mojitos!!
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I finally remembered to buy crappy white sugar for the Hummingbird feeder, got it out yesterday, and this is who has claimed it. A male Rufus, this is his perch to keep guard, he dive bombs any other hummer that shows up, except his love, she’s allowed to feed here.
Favourite bird ever!
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