Kale Premier Blend Seeds (LG)

Kale Premier Blend Seeds (LG)

Brassica oleracea (Acephala group)

Item #7317

LARGE PACKET

25 days. Is there any dish that can’t use a little flavor and nutrient boost from kale? Enjoy in soups, stir-fries, sandwiches, potatoes, casseroles, and even green smoothies! This blend of five delicious kales: Dwarf Blue Curled, Improved Dwarf Siberian, Lacinato, Premier and Red Russian, provides a variety of colors, textures, sizes and flavors. By sowing successive crops every three weeks, you can have fresh kale available throughout the growing season. Harvest baby greens in just 25 days and allow some plants to grow to maturity, so you’ll have plenty to eat in fall and even into winter, depending on your climate. A little kiss from a light fall frost makes kale even sweeter, so this hardy crop is a rock star in the garden even as other vegetables are winding down.

This packet sows eight 10-foot rows of baby greens or forty 10-foot rows of full-sized plants.


Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 10” or every 1/2” for baby greens

Row Spacing:
18"-24"

Thinning:
When 1” tall, thin to 1 every 10” for full-sized plants


Maturity:
25-55 days

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost for a late spring/summer crop, late summer for a fall crop, fall for very early spring crop (or winter crop in USDA zone 7 or warmer). Seed can also be sown in successive sowings every 3 weeks starting in early spring.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. For a fall crop, start 4 to 6 weeks before average first fall frost.

Harvesting: Outer leaves can be periodically harvested, or the whole plant can be cut off at ground level. Plants can also overwinter; mulch thickly when ground freezes for harvest the following spring.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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