Plant Profile: Kale (Brassica oleracea var. sabellica)
In the February 2016 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine,our “EdibleHarvest” columnist Elizabeth Olson provides the following advice for growing kale.
“Seeds for autumn-harvested kale should be started indoors in mid-summer and the plants should be installed in the garden by mid-September.” You can also direct-sow from seed in late August.
“Kale grows best in full sun. The soil should drain well and be well-worked and amended with compost. Fertilize the plants with an organic vegetable fertilizer. A consistent moisture level in the soil is necessary for the highest-quality leaves. Keep the kitchen garden well-mulched and free of weeds.
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