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sea kale

a European coastal plant, Crambe maritima, with broad fleshy leaves and white flowers, cultivated for its edible asparagus-like shoots: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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sea kale

sea kale

The almost perfect food. The entire plant is edible. Grows on coastal beaches, but you can grow it in your backyard also. A perennial kale that keeps coming back year after year. Comes up early in spring time and thrives again in the fall, November, December. They love shady wet soil. The leaves can be made into a salad like normal kale and the roots can be eaten raw or cooked. A great travel food. Very high in vitamin C. Collard-like leaves, beautiful white flowers. Young shoots good raw or steamed like asparagus. Should be eaten shortly after picking.
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Blanch by covering the sea kale with an opaque or use a deep, loose and dry mulch.
Sea Kale Eryngium Maritimum with its deep roots delving for moisture was growing between sand and rocks at the edge of the sea.
Once, when we were filming Wild About The Garden for Channel 4, we came across salt slacks tucked behind the dunes where Crambe maritima, or sea kale, was in full flower and scenting the air with its alyssum-like perfume.
The lagoon is also home to rare maritime plants such as sea kale and sea beet growing out of the shingle and clumps of sea campion, thrift and sea poppy, which is also known as yellowhorned poppy.
Sea kale can be found on shingle beaches in April and prawns can be caught in nets.
broad beans peas baby artichokes sea kale or celery asparagus would also be good 1 tsp white wine vinegar 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp dijon mustard salt and pepper parmesan tarragon, chervil or mint method Mix vinegar, oil and mustard together and season with salt and pepper Prepare veg and cook in salted water - remember it's best not to salt the water for the broad beans as this will toughen their skins.
Sea kale is available now and Rhodes advises: 'You can treat it just like white asparagus.
Sea kale, eryngiums, Elaeagnus 'Quicksilver' and pink knautia in Carol's seaside garden MAIN IMAGES: Jonathan Buckley
The mighty Esgair Gemlyn - home to specialist plants such as Yellow Horned Poppy and the rare Sea Kale - is inching its way inland year-on-year, and will eventually swallow up the lagoon.