Friday, June 9, 2017

Red Russian Kale


Red Russian Kale is unique variety of kale, in that it can be grown to full size, or enjoyed as a small leaf plant. It can be harvested multiple times in a year before going to seed.


BUY RED RUSSIAN KALE SEEDS

Annual or Perennial?: Biennial
Germination time: 5-12 days
Days until maturity: 40 - 70 days
Light requirements: Partial Shade - Full Sun
Plant size: Medium
Spacing: 4 - 6 inches for baby leaf; 12 - 18 inches for large leaf harvest
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. Cut and come again is a very useful strategy.

Photos:

Kale Seeds
Seeds
Seedling (coming soon)

1 Week Old
2 Weeks Old
3 Weeks Old


5 Weeks old

Harvested Leaves

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