Seeds - Kale, Scarlet
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Description: Indulge your kale obsession with this attractive red-veined variety with dark green, ultra-curly leaves that turn a vivid purple once the first fall frosts occur. May be eaten full-sized or as baby greens.
Pack Size: 150 seeds
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
Main Uses: Culinary
Day to Maturity: 60 days to maturity
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 ft.)
Germination: 5 - 10 days at 21ºC.
Indoors: 4 weeks before planting out. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Planting Out: Plant in well-drained fertile soil once seedlings are established 2 - 3 weeks before last frost date.
Outdoors: Direct seed a couple of weeks before last frost, when soil is workable.
Planting Depth: 1/4". Cover lightly.
Spacing: 3" apart in rows 24" apart. When plants are 2" tall, thin to 6".
Fertilizing (Containers): Plant in a quality, organic-based potting mix with good drainage. Fertilize regularly with an organic plant food. Jobes organic spikes are easy and effective!
Watering (Containers): Check regularly. Water deeply when soil feels dry to the touch.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well-suited for mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden recently amended with quality compost such as Sea Soil. No further fertilizing required.
Watering (Garden): Water plants daily to get roots established (about two weeks). Once established, water only as required.
Harvesting: Cut leaves in 30 days for baby kale. Entire plant can be harvested in 60 days. Multiple sowings will ensure a continuous supply. Flavor is sweeter when leaves get nipped by frost.
Suitability for Indoors: Not well-suited for indoors. Compact varieties of Kale are better-suited to growing indoors.