Kale is a cool season vegetable. The leaves are harvested for use in salads, smoothies, baked as chips or even added to soup. It’s packed with nutrients and considered a “superfood.” As the temperatures get warmer in late spring, harvesting comes to a halt when the kale bolts (lettuce does the same). Learn about this process from Extension associate Amy Bowman, including why you might not want to immediately remove these plants despite their harvest season being over.
This video, Bolting Kale, is part of the STEM To-Go series. We’ve created a YouTube Playlist on the Plants for Human Health Institute channel for all the “STEM To-Go” videos that will be forthcoming from our STEM Education team. Feel free to share this and other virtual learning resources from NC State Extension.