Friday, June 19, 2009

How Dark Leafy Greens Grow

Vitamin and nutrient-rich dark leafy greens (i.e. collard greens, mustard greens, chard and kale) grow from the ground. Leaves form from a stem, and as the plant matures, the older leaves become the outside leaves, with younger leaves developing as inside leaves.

Cutting the older, outside leaves allows the younger, inside leaves to become the outside leaves. The process can continue for months on the same plant, from late spring to late fall.

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