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Perennial Kale producing flowers

 
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My Perennial Kale is producing flowers. I didnt know this could happen. If it made seeds would the seeds grow into Perennial Kale?
 
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How old Is your plant?
 
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This is its second winter. I bought them as cuttings from someone.
 
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Its main stem is starting to become woody.
 
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Dont let them flower, if they flower the plant die young.
At two years old you should cut a branch and plant it, after this year it will be very hard to do that.
And it is insurance just in case that plant bites the dust.
 
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I would cut back the blooms on the branches that you will take cuttings from. Take a few or more. And let the rest go to seed.
 
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Thank you so much for your input. I guess I have some flowers to eat.
I have taken three cuttings. I'm keeping one and giving two away. Maybe I'll take another cutting. Thanks again for your input.
 
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