500 Lacinato Kale Seeds Heirloom

500 Lacinato Kale Seeds Heirloom

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500 Lacinato Kale Seeds Heirloom

Sowing: Since kale thrives in cool weather and sweetens with frost, it grows best as a fall crop. For an earlier crop in areas with a cool summer, sow the Lacinato kale seeds for sale in early spring; plant three seeds in a cluster, 1/2" deep and 16-18" apart in rows 2-3' apart. Thin the clusters to the strongest plant when the seedlings emerge. Kale appreciate very rich, moist soil that drains well, since they taste best when allowed to grow quickly. For a fall crop, plant the seeds in the same way about three months before the first expected frost. For companion planting benefits, plant Lacinato kale seeds for sale with cabbage or potatoes.

Growing: Keep weeds controlled and conserve moisture by applying mulch. Keep the soil evenly moist, but stop watering after the first frost.

***KALE GROWING GUIDE BELOW***


Kale is a hardy, cool-season green that is part of the cabbage family. It grows best in the spring and fall and can tolerate all fall frosts. Kale can be used in salads or as a garnish and is rich in minerals and vitamins A and C.

PLANTING

You can plant kale anytime from early spring to early summer. If you plant kale late in the summer you can harvest it from fall until the ground freezes in winter.

Mix 1-½ cups of 5-10-10 fertilizer per 25 feet of row into the top 3 to 4 inches of soil.

Plant the seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep into well-drained, light soil.

After about 2 weeks, thin the seedlings so that they are spaced 8 to 12 inches apart.

PLANT CARE

Water the plants regularly but be sure not to over water them.

Mulch the soil heavily after the first hard freeze; the plants may continue to produce leaves throughout the winter.

PESTS/DISEASES

Cabbageworms

Flea beetles

Aphids

HARVEST/STORAGE

Kale is ready to harvest when the leaves are about the size of your hand.

Pick about one fistful of leaves per harvest. Avoid picking the terminal bud (found at the top center of the plant) because this will help to keep the plant productive.

Kale will continue growing until it’s 20 degrees F. It tastes even sweeter with a touch of frost.

If you wish to extend your harvest, shield your kale from the cold with row covers. Or, create a makeshift cover with tarps and old blankets propped up by hay bales or something similar.

The small, tender leaves can be eaten uncooked and used in salads.

Cut and cook the larger leaves like spinach, but be sure to remove the ribs before cooking.

You can store kale as you would any other leafy green; put the kale in a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator. It should last about 1 week.



All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.

NOTE: ALL GROWING INFO AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON ITEM PAGE.

If you can’t find germinating and instructions online you can find them on the item page. Our goal is to save money everywhere we can so we can pass those savings on to you.

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