Kale by the Sea

We’re now 2 years into our first successful attempt at growing the European Sea Kale, and have just finished our first flowering season. They key to success with Crambe maritima seems to be growing it hot and dry, since it resides in our gravel crevice garden. How cool is it to have a plants that is both ornamental and edible!

6 thoughts on “Kale by the Sea

  1. I love this plant, and I would never eat it because it just doesn’t produce that many leaves (though the young leaves are edible) The flowers are very sweetly scented and the long foliage is the most extraordinary waxy blue color. It looks great flowing out onto my sidewalk in PA. I saw them growing on the flint gravel flats in Rye England, though they do well enough in regular soil for me.

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