How to Grow:
Kale is a cool season crop that is best planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 6 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Kale seeds are planted 1/4 inch deep, 1 per square, in the full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Kale will sprout in approximately 4-7 days. Make sure to require consistent moisture.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.
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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for kale:
Kale will be ready to harvest in approximately 70 days. Kale is ready for harvest when the leaves are approximately the size of your hand. Only harvest a few leaves at a time, and leave the center leaves in place to help keep the plant productive. New leaves will continue to grow as the season permits.
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