Cool Colewort

“There ought to be gardens for all months in the year, in which, severally, things of beauty may be then in season.”
– Sir Francis Bacon

                         Young collards plants waiting to be planted

Coastal gardeners, having the benefit of year round gardening,  often focus on  members of the brassica genus during the cooler months.  Turnips, mustard, cabbage, kale and collards are included in this genus. Collards, surpassing kale in nutrient value, is an old southern favorite.  Leaves can be picked as needed throughout the winter months.  Add these to your supper table with  ham, baked sweet potatoes, hot  buttered corn bread, iced tea and  sweet memories of your grandmother’s kitchen.

Click on the following Wikipedia article to learn more about collards.  Collard plant