With beautiful curled green leaves, kale is considered one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods. Serve sautéed, steamed, in soups, or in salads. Kale requires a bit longer cooking time than other leafy greens like spinach or chard.
Kale prefers cooler growing conditions but will produce good crops under warmer summer conditions as well. In warmer climates you can also grow through the winter. In colder climates kale is very hardy and the eating quality will improve in the late fall with a light frost.
Planting Instructions: Plant in fertile, well-drained soil high in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. Consistent moisture will produce the best quality leaves. Plant 12-18” apart in rows 18-36” apart.
Light Preference: Sun to a little shade.
Harvest: Beginning about 41 days after planting, harvest by clipping one or two individual leaves at the bottom of the stalk. Leaves will continue to grow from the top.