Kale Brassica oleracea (acephala)
How to sow kale: Direct seed. If planting indoors, harden off before transplanting seedlings outside.
Sun requirement for kale: Plant in Full Sun
Kale has been planted 73 times by Growstuff members.
Kale is a cultivar of the species Brassica oleracea. It has green or purple leaves that branch off from one to multiple upright stems and do not form a head like cabbage. The plant is usually grown as an annual, but if grown as a perennial, it will form seeds in the second year. Current popular varieties include Curly kale, Italian kale, and Red Russian kale (green leaves with pale purple stems). It can be grown as baby salad greens or for bunching adult leaves. Leaves are sweeter after a frost and delicious eaten raw, added to salads, sautéed, or added to stews and casseroles.
Annualliving and reproducing in a single year or less
Median lifespan27 weeks
First harvest expected5 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected17 weeks after planting
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Brassica oleracea Acephala group
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What people are saying about kale
Planting outdoors & fruit trees
Today I transplanted the [cabbage](crop) and [onion](crop) seedlings outside and planted seeds for: [arugula](crop), [garlic](crop) (well, cloves, not seeds--forced in the fridge), mesclun salad mix, [kale](crop), [cauliflower](crop), and [beet](crop)s. Some of these (cauliflower, beets, mesclun)...
cabbages onions arugula garlic kale cauliflowers beets apples peaches almonds plumsRead more
Getting ready for spring!
I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds: ![garden plan](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...
arugula basils beets cabbages cauliflowers cucumbers eggplants garlic kale lettuces onions oregano parsley Hungarian wax peppers bell peppers zucchini yellow summer squash butternut squash sweet potatoes tomatoes super sweet 100 tomatoes chamomilesRead more
An example of "other" plantings
Just a note of something edible I planted, that won't ever be in our crops database, and would be a prime candidate for the "other" option we've talked about implementing: I just planted a big wide container with Diggers Club "Microgreen Winter Mix" which contains red russian [kale](crop), [tatso...
kale tatsoi endivesRead more
My [raspberry](crop) are flowering! Anyone whose english [pea](crop) plants yield spherical peas must be a saint. I only get spherical peas if I miss a pod. In the evening I sit out in the garden and eat peas until there is nothing worth eating left on the plant. Then I am done until tomorrow....
raspberries peas asparagus chard kale melons rhubarb carrots dill basils squash cherries nectarines apples pomegranates blueberriesRead more
How to grow kale
Grown for: leaf (20) fruit (1) whole plant (1)
kale is a variety of Brassica oleracea Acephela group
See who's planted kale
Lemony harvested 1 handful.
almost 3 years ago.
shiny harvested not specified.
over 3 years ago.
shiny harvested 20 sprigs.
almost 4 years ago.
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