My broccoli was a bust (I blame early warm temperatures and late transplanting), so I had a moment of silence for the failed broccoli, then I pulled it out and replaced it. Now I’ve got green beans and collard greens in that spot. With the warm temperatures, the beans popped up in just a few days.
Every couple of days I go out and trim off a few leaves around the outside, and it’s way more than I can use for smoothies. Here you see nearly a pound of kale. The collards are less prolific, but still more than I know how to use.
Please, comment with recipes so these greens don’t go to waste! I know collards are sort of like cabbage, so I’m thinking about using them as a substitution. Would that work? I’d love ideas of how to cook them up plain (steam them with butter or lemon?) as well as dishes that incorporate these greens.Happy gardening!