Why Plant Kale Seeds?
Kale is super easy to grow and gives you a harvest every week during the growing season. You can step outside and grab a couple leaves for your morning smoothie or salad bowl.
THE BEST VARIETIES OF KALE SEEDS TO GROW
– Dwarf blue curled kale – Dinosaur kale – Red Russian kale
WHEN TO PLANT KALE SEEDS
Kale thrives when the temperatures are between 50°F and 75°F.
WHERE TO PLANT KALE SEEDS
Kale does best with 4+ hours of sunlight. Plant in raised garden beds, large containers that are at least 12" deep or the ground.
STEP 1 -Prepare Growing Area
Prepare your growing area for planting. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of fresh compost to the top of the planting area.
STEP 2 - Plant Seeds
Kale seeds only need to be planted ¼” deep. Place seeds about 9 to 12 inches apart so they’ll have plenty of room to grow to their full potential.
STEP 3 - Water Gently
Water the planting area gently. Your goal is to maintain consistent moisture until your seeds germinate. You should start to see little green shoots in 5 to 10 days.
HOW LONG DOES KALE TAKE TO GROW?
You can begin to harvest baby kale greens about 21 days after planting, when the plant is just a couple inches tall. Plants should be about a foot tall or so in 55 to 80 days.
HOW TO HARVEST KALE LEAVES
Harvest the oldest leaves first . Leave young leaves to continue growing. Avoid taking more than a third of the leaves from any one plant within the span of a week.
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