Collards In The Winter

Posted: February 20, 2017 in Articles

Over the summer and fall, we had collards growing in our garden and while we didn’t actually eat a lot of collards, we did find a use for them. It turns out that, like many plants in the broccoli family, collards are very hardy plants, and they were able to survive the mild Maryland winter quite nicely. Recently, we’ve been feeding our chickens collard greens as they were lacking anything green to eat. They really enjoy it!

Given, we have had an incredibly mild winter. It’s never gotten into single digits, but if you really wanted to keep something alive to feed the chickens periodically, you could cover the collards or put them in a greenhouse. It’s certainly worth thinking about!

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