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Is my kale bolting and if so what should I do?




Last edited: 02 April 2017 10:26:11


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Yes it has bolted Max.  In my experience, all it is good for now is the compost bin as the leaves go tough and bitter.  Time to sow some more.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852

    Shame - it could've been harvested and enjoyed over the past couple of months ...but as Bob says, time to sow some more now ... always look forward in gardening, never back image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297

    Actually the flower stalks and heads are just as edible as Broccoli as long as you pick them young.

  • January ManJanuary Man Posts: 212

    Thanks for the info.  Well, at least I'll know for next year :)  I'll enjoy the flower heads/stalks for now and put it down to experience!  


    Last edited: 02 April 2017 12:35:03

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Get picking on that Purple Sprouting or it will bolt too.

  • January ManJanuary Man Posts: 212

    Thanks Welshonion.  That's tea for this evening sorted then!

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