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Recently I read an article claiming that the cost of kale has increased by 25% since 2011.  The article attributed this rise in cost to marketing campaigns that branded kale as a super food, and hipsters that made kale trendy!  Fear not kale enthusiasts, while the price of organic kale may be on the rise it turns out that it is super easy to grow your own crop of this super food.  I have a TON of kale growing in my backyard and while I wish I could attribute this to my green thumb, my garden probably survives on sheer luck.  I planted kale almost a year and a half ago, and the plants are now surviving their second Phoenix summer and even lived through a frost this past winter. (more…)