Since kale thrives in cool weather and sweetens with frost, it grows best as a fall crop. For an earlier crop in areas with a cool summer, sow the seeds in early spring; plant three seeds in a cluster, 1/2″ deep and 16-18″ apart in rows 2-3′ apart. Thin the clusters to the strongest plant when the seedlings emerge. Kale appreciate very rich, moist soil that drains well, since they taste best when allowed to grow quickly. For a fall crop, plant the seeds in the same way about three months before the first expected frost. For companion planting benefits, plant kale with cabbage or potatoes.
Organic Seed Product Features:
Fantastic addition to your home garden! Biennial. 60 days. 12-18″ height. 18-24″ spacing. Produces bluish green frilly leaves; plant grows up to 15″ tall and 30″ wide.
Nutritious, tender, and crunchy, the plume-like leaves of Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch are finely curled and an attractive bluish-green color. Add to salads, stir-fries or boil or steam it! This hardy variety maintains color well, and is slow to bolt. Dwarf plants grow up to 15″ tall but can spread up to 30″ wide. Good resistance to yellows in cool weather. Relative maturity is 55 to 90 days. Water regularly; Seeds are great for Planting in Garden or for storing in a seed safe for emergency.
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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