Kale & Collards

Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked in spring or start indoors 4 weeks before planting out date. For fall production, sow 8-10 weeks before first frost date for full size and up until frost date for baby leaf. Sow seed .6 cm deep. For baby leaf production sow 50 seeds per 30 cm  in 5-10 cm bands and harvest leaves at 31/2 -5 weeks. For full size production sow 3-4 seeds every 20-25 cm in rows spaced 45-75 cm apart. Thin plants to 20-25 cm apart. Taste is improved after plants have been exposed to light frost.