I harvested the last of the kale yesterday. I noticed a wild rabbit in my garden the other day and thought it would be better to pick up the crowns before the rabbit gets them. The rabbit, as it turned to be, was the least of my worry. The kale looked pretty good at the top, but the lower foliage was completely eaten by slugs!
To my great surprise, during washing, a multitude of slugs fell into a sink! They were all pretty tiny. It just makes me think what it would be in Spring? Obviously, the winter was not cold enough to kill them.