Kings Seeds Kale Dwarf Green Curled

£1.45

6 in stock

SKU: 29561 Category:

Description

Very frizzy curled deep green leaves held on plants 50-60cm tall which need no staking.The older larger leaves will be more bitter so best to use only young leaves.


WHEN TO SOW


May to June


Where to Sow


Sow seeds thinly in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2″) deep in short rows. Alternatively sow the seeds thinly in seed trays or two seeds per cell in modules under glass at 13°C.


What to do Next


Outdoor sowings should be thinned out to 7-10cm (3-4in) apart , then once plants are large enough , lifted and transplanted to their final planting positions 45cm (18in) apart and 60cm (24in) between the rows to grow on to maturity. As soon as glasshouse seedlings show their first pair of leaves, prick off into trays 5cm (2″) apart or thin modules to one seedling per cell. Gradually harden off before planting out when about 15cm (6″) tall to the same spacings as detailed above.


MATURITY


November to February


HANDY TIP


Can also be sown direct outside and harvested when young as a baby leaf, and eaten raw as a healthy addition to a salad.


NUTRITIONAL VALUES


Pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, K, and B6 along with iron & folic acid.