In mild-winter regions, start seeds indoors in late summer and set them in the garden in autumn for winter harvest.
Yes another cruciferous vegetable, this green, popular paleo buzz food, has potent health properties. It contains high amounts of B vitamins, vitamins C, K & A & loads of fibre. It is rich in blood-building chlorophyll & contains loads of antioxidant compounds. Similar to broccoli, it may even be anti-cancerous.Plant kale 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost for fall and winter harvests, and continue planting throughout the fall in zones 8, 9, and 10. Kale grows best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade as well.
Choose a sunny, spacious spot, with enough room for your plant to grow its branches. Use a deep, sandy loam-type soil if possible although a loamy soil that is well-drained will also do the trick. Dig a hole that's wide and deep enough to accommodate the entire root system of your tree.
Leeks, a classic Allium plant, are an awesome addition to any dish. We love them in bone broth or chopped finely in a salad. Besides having high amounts of minerals such as iron, magnesium & manganese, leek's most powerful benefit seems to be in it's prebiotic properties. Probiotics are specific forms of fibre which foster the growth of probiotic microbes within your gastrointestinal system. It has been shown that prebiotics, when fermented by beneficial microbes, produce highly anti-inflammatory chemicals which work wonders on our entire bodies!You can grow leeks from seed before the frost, or keep the roots of your store-bought organic leeks & simply plant these shallowly in your garden & water away!
Just because its cold, it doesn't mean you can't continue to provide nourishing foods for you & the family! If you're in particularly cold places you can take advantage of Urban Food Garden's expert consultants by giving us a call today!
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