How to Grow siberian Kale
3 Easy Steps to Success!
Harvest: January-Febuary / May-December
Differs from the other kales we supply, it has: a) milder flavor, (b) more tenderness, (c) better resistance to the diseases/insects common to Brassicas and (d) better winter hardiness. Great flavour and perfect for soups & stews.
Choose a site or pot with moist but well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Don’t plant them where other brassicas have grown in the last 3-4 years to avoid disease.
Sow in modules or small pots, 1cm deep & water. Plant out when 12cm tall 50cm between each and 50cm between the rows, if large leaves are required. Plant seedlings closer about 10cm apart for baby leaf production. Or just plant out one kale plant per square foot!
Mulch if possible to keep moist and weed free. Keep an eye out for pests, weeds & disease & use natural methods to treat or prevent.
Kale can be grown as a cut-and-come-again crop. Young tender leaves can be harvested for salads. If left to mature for winter greens, plants can be left in the ground through the winter and picked as required for soups and stews. The flowers are edible too or you can leave them to help the bees!
Add to salads, juice or stir-fry your harvest!