For kale aficionados, 'Red Russian' kale is like having your cake and eating it too! This is a beautiful plant, with flat, deeply cut, gray-green leaves veined and edged with purple. This variety can get fairly large if allowed to reach maturity, so consider planting this one in the ground or a large container. Outer leaves can be harvested as baby greens when 2"–3" tall, and any time when full-sized, beginning with the lowest leaves. The whole plant can be cut off at ground level at maturity. For fast regrowth, harvest up to only ⅓ of the plant at a time. Footnote: gardeners have praised this variety for its flatter, unruffled leaves because it's easier to clean, especially if aphids are a problem. The flat leaves also make this a great choice for baked kale chips, as they dry more evenly.