Seeds - Collards, Ole Timey Blue OG


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Description: An old American heirloom variety. Plants grow to 2' tall with blue-green leaves and purple stems and veins. Very good eating qualities. 

Pack Size: 250 seeds/pack

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea var. acephala
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 60-80 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 ground is workable. Will tolerate light frost. Sow in early July for fall crop.
Planting depth: 1/4 "
Spacing: Sow 3 seeds every 18 - 24". Thin to strongest seedling.

Harvesting: Avoid the oldest leaves. Harvest by cutting upper leaves (if you wish to maintain an on going crop), otherwise harvest 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.
  • Vegetable 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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