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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-26-2014, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Growing Kale.

Anyone ever try growing kale, i love the stuff, and thinking about growing some.

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Re: Growing Kale.

Grew some a few years back, it did well even when it was hot. Wife doesn't like it so I did not plant it again.
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Re: Growing Kale.

I grow it from spring into winter.
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I grow it from spring into winter.
Is it hard to grow? Does it have any special needs?

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Re: Growing Kale.

I space the seeds about 8" apart and cut the leaves off when they are big enough to harvest. By doing this the plant keeps growing. Don't cut the top off.
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Re: Growing Kale.

Found an example for you on youtube. How to harvest kale by coopgarden.
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Re: Growing Kale.

I like Kale myself.... So.. I took a crack at growing it myself this year... Man I'm no gardener like some on this site but I had Kale from June til before Xmas... It can't be killed, lol...& it's a superfood nutritional bigtimer
It grew like crazy... Cld be cut back & re grew ... Fast.
It Was very heat tolerant & amazingly cold & snow tolerant! The yield was amazing... It will be a much bigger plant for me this year...
Btw try the chips cut leaves into small sizes olive oil kosher/sea salt into oven man... They are crunchy & great!!
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Re: Growing Kale.

I bought a packet of seed last year and planted just half the packet. It grew extremely well. It was still growing and doing well the first of January and we picked some and ate it. According to a lot of health sites it is a great blocker of cancer. Yes grow it and eat it. It actually tasted a litter sweeter after the cold weather hit it
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Re: Growing Kale.

+1 on growing Kale easy to grow and will be better healthwise for you than most store bought... (greens are typically heavily sprayed with pesticides)
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Re: Growing Kale.

Thanks guys, then i'll grow it..

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