Planting a fall crop and seeing the seeds sprout is like experiencing a mini-spring. The onslaught of autumn can be overwhelming if you let it. Fall is beautiful, what with the crisp air and colorful leaves and all, but let’s face it: the implication of autumn is nothing more than winter. Cold. Dark. Winter.
Ah, but the planting of a few seeds in late summer gives your garden a new lease on life. Or at least a seasonal sublet.
With this in mind, let me introduce you to the vernal soldiers of the fall: my kale seedlings.