Kale has an eagerness to flourish known by many santa cruz gardeners. The fresh foggy air and mild central coast climate nourish kale plants throughout their lifecycle. As the plants grow, gardeners harvest the larger outside leaves and remove and wilted or damaged leaves periodically. This method allows the gardener to harvest a few leaves every week; each plant can live for several months with proper care. After harvesting, lightly steam the leaves with cooking oil and the sauce of your choice, lemon juice or soy sauce work great!