Seeds - Collards, Georgia OG

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Description: Top producer of tender, mild flavoured greens with reliable, heavy yields. Long, loosely held leaves are dark green with stark white midribs. Smoother leaves, whiter midribs, shorter internodes and larger habit than Champion. Thrives where it's too hot for other cole crops. Old-time favourite introduced before 1880. Heat tolerant

Pack Size: 1/32 ounce

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 70 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 85 cm (36 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 7 - 14 days at 10 - 22ºC. Can be sown quite cool.
Outdoors: Direct sow in spring, once the ground is workable. Will tolerate light frost. Sow in early July for a fall crop.
Planting depth: 1/4 "
Spacing: Sow 3 seeds every 18 - 24". Thin to the strongest seedling.

Harvesting: Avoid the oldest leaves. Harvest by cutting upper leaves (if you wish to maintain an ongoing crop), otherwise harvest the whole plant.

Growing in Containers: Ideal for raised beds, but not smaller containers.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well-suited to mixed planters.

Garden Companions: 

  • Companion plants:  dill, rosemary, sage, thyme and chamomile can all be useful between collards.
  • Vegetables that benefit collards: potatoes, celery, beets. onions, mint and nasturtiums.

Pest/Disease Issues: Floating row covers deter pests such as cabbage moths and flea beetles.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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