Kale - YES!

By pjain      Published July 3, 2019, 7:16 a.m. in blog Gardening   

Kale - YES!

Burpee Kale, Red Winter Organic
Model # 67348 HD $1.89 Store SKU # 572943 More tender and delicious than other kales. Dark green, oak-shaped leaves have dark red-purple veins. More tender and delicious than other kales. Certified Organic Seed. Burpee's Organic Red Winter Kale is a dark green, oak-shaped leafed variety with dark red-purple veins. Very tender and delicious this Kale is ready to harvest in 50 days.

100% Organic
Grows best in full sun
Germinates in 7-14 days
Sow in full sun after danger of frost, spring to early summer
Spacing 12"

How to Sow - Sow in full sun in early spring; midsummer for fall crop. In Deep South, Gulf and Pacific Coast areas, sow from fall to early spring. Plant seeds evenly and thinly and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Firm lightly. Plants emerge in 10-21 days.

How to Grow - Before transfer to the garden, accustom to outdoor conditions by moving to a sheltered area outside for a week. Set kale plants 1-1 1/2’ apart in a sunny location. Kale prefers rich, well-drained soil, and can tolerate light shade. Avoid area where any of cabbage family grew the year before.

Harvesting - Harvest kale after first frost if you prefer a sweeter flavor. Pick the outer leaves as needed once they reach 6-8" long- about 55-60 days after transplanting. Leave the central bud since it will grow new leaves. Use kale as a substitute for lettuce, cooked cabbage and collards.

Ferry-Morse Vate's Strain Kale Dwarf Blue Curled Seed - YES Model # 1293 HD $1 Store SKU # 228458 Ferry-Morse Line Vate's Strain Kale Dwarf Blue Curled Seed will give you leaves that are never bitter, can be harvested in spring or early fall and can be used as both a green and a garnish.

Annual vegetable
Requires full sun
8 - 12 days to germination
60 days to harvest
Plants must be 12 in. apart
Mature height of 18 in.
Preserve By: Freezing

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