Without a doubt kale is one of my favorite ornamental edible vegetables. Did you know it makes a great fall container refresher? When you have a few plants die out in your container garden, simply replace the dead plants with kale seed or a kale plant for a super solution to “empty hole syndrome”.

Any kale will do, but I prefer Lacinto Kale and Ornamental Kale. Another favorite is Kale Dwarf Blue Curled as this variety adds a true blue accent to a mixed container.

Growing kale in a container is very easy; add a bit of The Arbor Gate Leaf Mold Compost for a kick to help growth, then plant and water regularly. BOOM!! Container designs stretch all the way until winter and you have a little more beauty to enjoy in the fall.

Shawna Lee Coronado

Written by Shawna Lee Coronado Shawna Coronado is a professional writer for green lifestyle living and organic gardening. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her at http://www.shawnacoronado.com.