The Red Russian kale were crowded and the slugs had started on them, so I picked the lower leaves and pulled some of the smaller plants to give them air and space. Normally I would have thinned them earlier, but there just isn't as much leaf per plant this year, with the lack of sun. Anyway, I blanched and froze a sink full.
I made a big pot of Caldo Verde with galego greens (Spanish Collards). Some of the plants were grown from seed produced in my yard last year, a warm year. The plants are just forming heads now - no seed this year. Unlike other kole plants I have experience with, the fact they form heads doesn't seem to detract from leaf formation. They just keep getting taller and growing more full size leaves.