Collard love

Collards sending out new shoots
Collards sending out new shoots
New collard sprouts
New collard sprouts

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my collard plants? Usually when a crucifer goes to seed, that’s it.  These collards got huge, went to seed, took a breather, and now they’re sending up new leaves, as tasty as ever.  Since they went to seed, volunteer collards are turning up. Even the empty seed pods are getting a new use.

Cicada clinging to collard seed pod
Cicada clinging to collard seed pod

It offered a perch fine enough for a live cicada to light on it. I love how its eyes protrude enough to cast shadows. The whole plant rattled as the cicada decided to fly away.

A great bug on a great plant!