Cabbage/Kale

Annuals

Cabbage/Kale

22 Mar , 2015  

Cabbage/Kale Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Width: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Cold-hardy and resilient, kale is an easy member of the cabbage family to grow. You can set out plants quite early in spring as long as you protect the young plants from severe cold winds with a cover. They will grow steadily for months until the weather gets too warm. You’ll get a second chance to plant kale in the fall, when cool weather brings out a wonderfully sweet, nutty flavor that is unique to these cold-natured plants. Fall is the best time for growing kale in areas where winter doesn’t dip below the teens, or in a cold frame farther north, because the leaves are sweeter when they mature in cooler weather.