Borecole Dwarf Green Curled Seeds ‘Kale’ (Brassica oleracea), also commonly called Curly Kale, with curled deep green leaves held on plants 50-60cm tall which need no staking.
May to June
Sow borecole seeds thinly in a well prepared seed bed in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2″) deep in short rows. Alternatively sow the curly kale seeds thinly in seed trays or two seeds per cell in modules under glass at 13°C.
When sowed outdoors, kale seedlings should be thinned out to 7-10cm apart , then once plants are large enough , lifted and transplanted to their final planting positions 45cm apart and 60cm between the rows to grow on to maturity.
As soon as glasshouse kale seedlings show their first pair of leaves, prick off into trays 5cm apart or thin modules to one seedling per cell. Gradually harden off before planting out when about 15cm tall to the same spacings as detailed above.
Pick your harvest from November to February
Kale is high in Pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, K, and B6 along with iron & folic acid. A useful vegetable to give you part of your 5 a day.