KALE Dwarf Siberian
A very cold hardy green. The plants are 12 to 16 inches tall with thick, slightly frilly blue green leaves. It belongs in Pabularia group of kales (Brassica napus). It grows best in the cooler parts of the growing season. Plant in late winter to early spring and again in late summer. Approximately 50 to 70 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Sow seeds 6 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart covering with 1/8" fine soil well pressed down. Plant kale again in late July through August for fall and wintercrops.
THINNING AND SPACING: Thin to 18-24 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart.
GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Kale grows and tastes best when planted in a sunny location in a moderately moist rich soil during cooler weather. Harvest outer leaves as plant becomes well established, pick younger leaves for fresh use. Harvest latecrops during fall and winter months. A rich source of vitamins and minerals.