How to move your kale indoors if you’re having a extra cold, rough Winter. This will make sure your kale will survive for a few extra months!
My prediction is that we might have a bad Winter this year. Already in the garden Upstate we have nights in the 20’s and a few days of snow. Plus I saw a white wooly bear caterpillar in the woods and Google told me they were signs of a deep Winter approaching. The garden is pretty much done for the year minus the collards, Brussels Sprouts and kale. The collards and Brussels Sprouts will call it quits when they’re ready to but I really wanted to save the kale. Even though kale is pretty hearty and can withstand cold frost temperatures, it gets very cold in the mountains so I decided to bring it inside our greenhouse to live for the next few months to make sure it survives.
Like my post on bringing pepper plants indoors for the Winter, this has similar instructions. We dig up the plants carefully and then transplant to new pots. We’ll water the plants weekly. Even though it takes a little work to get them dug up, it’s worth it to have fresh vegetables throughout the Winter if you are in a cold climate.
This is our bed of kale. It’s still looking good but the drop of temperatures caused it’s lower leaves to start to die. Time to save the kale so I can make Kale Salad!