Start a new thread

1 to 5 of 5 replies

Talkback

Talkback: Growing kale

This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apa...

Posts: 5Views: 737

Jump to latest post

1 to 5 of 5 replies

fidgetbones
This year I have sown seaweed kale,cavolo nero, and brukale. I sow one seed to a module in the polytunnel, then plant out 30cm or a foot apart. And then net against the pigeons.
We have been picking kale since last June,it is over now and finally running to flower. The brukale( a Brussels kale cross ) has now taken over,giving little kale rosettes where Brussels should be.
fidgetbones

Brukale photo taken today.


 


 This years seedlings, just germinated.


 

fidgetbones

The brukale appear to be mixed, some have a strong red colour, others are all green.

artjak

I adore kale too; have grown the cavolo nero in the past - it just keeps on producing, wonderful stuff

fidgetbones

I used to think kale was hard and chewy and as James A-S says, only fit for cattle. I take out any thick centre ribs off the leaves and steam. The brukale I leave as whole little flowers. Lovely and tender. From 1m square, we have had greens for nearly a year.

Sign up or log in to post a reply