More than just a garnish covering a plate, kale is delicious steamed or stir-fried. The attractive, frilled, dark blue-green leaves are rich in iron and vitamins A and C. And kale's so cold hardy you can harvest it from beneath the snow.
Plant seeds directly in the garden in mid to late summer for a fall harvest. Kale may also be direct-seeded or transplanted in early spring for harvest before hot weather arrives. Plant in enriched soil.
Begin thinning and eating when seedlings are 2 to 3 inches tall and continue thinning until plants are at the recommended spacing. Keep well-watered. Harvesting: Fall frost sweetens kale. When plants are 6 inches tall begin snipping off individual outer leaves, or cut off the entire plant when it reaches full size. Remove the midrib and any rough stems before cooking.
Days to Harvest: 55 - 55 Days
Days to Sprout: 3 To 10 Days
Planting Depth: 0.25 - 0.5 Inches
Plant Spacing: 1 - 1 Inches
Spacing Rows: 18 - 30 Inches
Spacing After Thinning: 12 - 24 Inches
- Availability for seeds is limited after August 1st
- Seeds carry a listed package expiration date of 12/31