Fall/Winter planting season got hit with the mid-Feb historic freeze in Texas. I was so amazed by the young kale plants in the garden. They survived the freeze, covered in snow for days, and are growing new leaves. I read up on kale after freeze and learned the fun fact that in addition to being very cold hardy, kale can become sweeter after being exposed to frost or freezing temperatures. The cold weather causes the starches in the kale leaves to break down into sugars, which can give the kale a sweeter flavor. Kale that has been exposed to frost or freezing temperatures is often referred to as "frost-kissed" kale. Isn't that so cool?
Here are a few pictures of the kale journey this season along with their other veggie friends in the garden.