Time to harvest collards! The first couple I’ll cook up and eat. Then I have scattered plantings that will keep some coming right up till it gets really hot here and I’ll have to pick the rest then before they get strong and go to bolt. Many of those I’ll dehydrate to have for soups and recipes in the winter. Sometimes I don’t want a whole plant, and I can open a container and get the right amount.
These greens are full of good vitamins, and calcium, also. Two nice sized plants fit in my Nesco dehydrator and will dehydrate in about 4 hours. I’m very happy with the quality of the dehydrated ones. If you try it, just remember they need to cook a little longer than fresh ones, to rehydrate. Probably an hour.
And they’re just plain good!
Looks deliciuos! That’s how I like mine, in soups
Oh yea, soups that consist of more collards than other things, or soups that just have a few pieces throw in, to cram in more veggies. Good stuff!
It looks beautiful! I’ll bet it’s tasty!
It IS tasty! Cooked with a nice ham hock, potatoes, celery, onion, carrots and a few black eyed peas thrown in, yum!
I’ll pass on the ham hock (I’m vegetarian) but the rest sounds delish!
Oh yea, it would be good flavors without the ham hock too. Throw in a little garlic for some extra flavor.