Kale is known as “The New Beef”, This nutritional powerhouse is great for digestion and is a rich source of fiber. It is also known as borecole which belongs to the species Brassica Oleracea. This green and purple veggie belongs to the same family of cabbage and is a rich source of iron and vitamins like A and C. This plant is a must in every kitchen garden as an ultimate source of healthy eating.
Kale plant is very enduring and robust and can grow well in almost every weather condition. It grows well in winter in moderate soils, though it grows well in drained and organically rich soil.
Types of Kale
If you are planning to grow “Kale” there are four major types of variety that are available.
1- “Dino Kale”
2- “Curly Kale”
3- “Purple Kale”
4- “Red Russian Kale”
How to grow Kale
- Kale can be planted at any time from spring to late summer and it can be harvested till the ground freezes in winter
- First, mix 1½ cups of fertilizer in the top 3 to 4 inches layer of the soil
- Plant the “Kale” seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep into well-drained soil
- After approximately 2 weeks, space the seedlings 8 to 12 inches apart
- It has a shallow root system, it is necessary to ensure that the soil is well drained. “Kale” plant is very easy and fast to garden and it matures in about two months.
Kale leaves can be harvested from the bottom up when the leaves are about the size of your palm. Pick the older leaves and avoid the younger leaves to let them grow further for the next harvest. “Kale” grows so quickly that you will be harvesting them sooner than you thought. Read: Health Benefits
Kale makes a great compliment to spinach in a salad and its chips can be a tasty and healthy treat. Add your garden fresh kale to your diet and increase your amount of nutrition today! If you are lazy to grow kale by yourself then we have a solution- KINCT. Hire a gardener on KINCT who can help you to grow your own garden fresh Kale.