[NAFEX] (no subject)

Mark Lee markl at nytec.com
Tue Jan 20 14:41:48 EST 2004


I only know from my experience that it will survive 15'F.  I know the seed
is long lived.  I grew it 10 years ago and let it go to seed.  That garden
turned to lawn.  I turned it back into garden last year and the plant
reappeared.
-Mark

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How hardy is this?  Will it make it in zone 4?


On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at 12:34 PM, Mark Lee wrote:

> I grow marrow-stem kale.  It will go to seed this spring.  It grew to a
> height of 4 feet tall before it fell over, which is taller than some
> of my
> dwarf apple trees.  Now it is growing horizontal.  The leaves are
> giant,
> over a foot wide and almost 3 feet long.  Considered a cattle food, I
> enjoy
> the young flowering shoots that are like broccoli when steamed.  I'll
> save
> you some seed if you like.
> -Mark Lee, Seattle, zone 7B/8A

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