Life Stages and the Origin of Celtic Art


Let your kale go through its full life stages, and you get these stunning, brilliant, red hues when the plant enters old age. Kale goes out, bursting in flame. With leaves ablaze, the flower stalks which reached up high to touch the sky, become too heavy with seed pods, and tumble to the ground. It doesn’t take much to establish a permanent bed of kale. In a month or two, a million baby kale plants will sprout and start the cycle all over again.


The garlic are spinning themselves silly these days. I can see how maybe, perhaps, Celtic Art with all its circular designs, originated with gardeners inspired by garlic curls.


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