How to plant kale

 

Planting kale. Rich in minerals and vitamins and recommended for all gardens. It is a hardy plant that lives over the winter in altitudes as far north as southern Pennsylvania and locations of similar winter conditions. It is also resistant to heat and will grow in summer but its quality as a food is not as good as when it is harvested as cool weather greens. Dwarf Green Scotch Curled and Dwarf Green Siberian are the most popular varieties.

Kale grows in almost any good garden soil. Sow seeds in rows 2 feet apart, giving each plant a 10-inch clearance in the rows, and cover the seeds lightly, to about 1/2 inch. Kale may also be sown broadcast, but for spring planting, especially when weeds are likely to be bothersome, row seeding is advisable. To harvest, cut out the entire plant or take the large] young leaves; the old leaves will be tough and stringy.


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