This cold-hardy cabbage relative grows about 18" tall and is topped with a rosette of attractive, light green, frilly leaves. Use the leaves mixed with other greens is salads, as cooked greens, in stews, and as a garnish. Tastiest crops are timed for harvest during the cool weather of spring or autumn. Kale grows well in containers, and plants make an attractive addition to flower gardens. 55-60 days to maturity.
Sow outdoors in a seed bed in Spring in drills ¼in) deep and 12in apart. Thin out to 9in apart and transplant to final quarters in mid-Summer, spacing them 24in apart. Pick the leaves regularly from January to April, pinching out the center stem first to encourage side shoots.