Monday, February 10, 2014

True Siberian Kale

True Siberian Kale

Kale is one of those plants like Swiss Chard, except it is in a completely different order. It's more similar to a cabbage than it is spinach or chard. This variety of kale is really easy to grow. As long as it gets water and some nutrients, the leaves will grow large. My favorite way to prepare kale is to make chips; shred the leaves, drizzle with olive oil, and cook in the oven at 275F for 25 minutes.


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Annual or Perennial?: Biennial
Germination time: 5-12 days
Days until maturity: 70 days
Light requirements: Partial Shade - Full Sun
Plant size: Medium
Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
Temperature: Cold weather
Difficulty: Easy
Traits: Frost tolerant
Companion plants:
Special needs: Needs cold weather to prosper.

When to plant: Plant Kale in Fall months in warm climates, and in early spring for colder climates.

How to grow: Kale is very frost hardy. You don't have to care for kale much, just as long as it stays watered. You can grow in containers, from 1 gallon and above. Needless to say, the larger the container, the bigger the plant will grow.

How to harvest: Cut leaves off the plant when ready to use.

Photos:

Kale Seeds
Seeds
Kale Seedlings
Seedlings
Kale 2 weeks
2 weeks
Kale 3 weeks
3 weeks
Kale 4 weeks
4 weeks
Kale 5 Weeks
5 weeks old

Kale Harvest size
Harvest size
Kale Harvest
Harvested leaves



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