Wetsel Seed™ Vates Blue Curled Kale Seeds
Vates Blue Curled Kale have captivating deep green, finely curled leaves forming compact rosettes. It thrives in cool weather, suitable for early spring or late summer planting and even milder winters. Its flavorful leaves, 8 to 10 inches in size, are ideal for raw consumption and cooking. This variety offers ornamental charm and nutritional value.
Planting : Plant kale in early spring or late summer for a fall harvest. In milder climates, it can endure winter. Begin seeds indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date or sow outdoors when soil is workable. Transplant seedlings once sturdy with a few true leaves.
Care : Maintain consistent soil moisture without waterlogging during growth. Kale thrives in fertile, well-draining soil. Enhance soil with compost before planting, and mulch for moisture retention and weed control. Fertilize before planting and side-dress as needed.
Harvesting : Harvest outer leaves at 8 to 10 inches. For ongoing yield, pick from each plant instead of all at once. Harvest entire plant if needed, leaving some center leaves for regrowth. Kale is sweeter after light frost; consider early harvest in colder climates.
Planting Depth : 1/4in - 1/2in
Seed Spacing : 1in
Space After Thinning : 12in - 18in
Spacing Between Rows : 18in - 24in
Days to Germination : 7-14
Days to Maturity : 90-100
Sun : Full Sun to Partial Shade