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Date of planting seeds outdoor
Kale can also be planted in the spring or summer it can handle the but doesn't grow best in them. KALE TASTES THE BEST WHEN IT IS UNDER SNOW.
Planting kale in the early fall or winter is best. It can be planted in fall/winter because it is a deep green vegatable with out a head.
Unit 2 - Growing and Planting
Kale needs the full attention of the sun. If you want you want your kale to be a little larger start it inside in a pot for four weeks and later move it outside till its ready to harvest.
How to harvest
Three ways to harvest kale
seperating the Kale leaves from the stem.
Cutting the stock from the bottom.
harvest the older, larger leaves that are closest to the bottom of the stalk, and be sure to take each leaf stem-and-all.
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Mulching Kale is one of the best things you can do for a kale plant. Mulching is essential if you choose to plant kale kale in the summer.
Kale is a crop with few diseasee and pest problems. The worst pests are flea beetles and aphids, but these are easily controlled with regular dustings of rotenone
Kale will tolerate sandy or clay soils, but the flavor and texture of the leaves will be poor. soil that drains well will give kale the best texture and flavor
Type of Soil
Mulch grows kale very well and supports it