This is a Russian variety of kale that produces frilled leaves and is obviously cold hardy. Very productive, each plant can produce for well over a year, in between attacks from the white cabbage moth and its caterpillars.
When to Plant
Zone 1: September - April
Zone 2: August - May
Zone 3: March - July
Zone 4: May - July
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Soil Ensure your soil is nutrient rich so prepare it with fresh manure and compost a fortnight before planting. Integrate good levels of organic matter to increase its water holding ability.
Soil pH Level 6.5-7.0
Position Full sun but will benefit from shading in warm weather.
How to Plant Soak seeds in water overnight prior to planting and then sow directly into your patch at a depth of about 1cm. Thin out once they have germinated, which should take 7-10 days.
Spacing 30 - 40cm
Depth 0.5 - 1cm
Companion Plants Herbs, Onions
Approximate no. of seeds 50-60
Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination
The Little Veggie Patch Co (LVPC) is a business dedicated to helping people grow food and we believe it is something that everyone can do, regardless of your skill-set or space at your disposal. So no matter whether you live in an inner city apartment or a block of land in the sprawling suburbs, LVPC will have you growing your own produce in no time.