Growing Kale, also Borecole

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
S S T T                

(Best months for growing Kale in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Easy to grow. Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 8°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 50 - 100 cm apart
  • Harvest in 7-9 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, camomile)
  • Avoid growing close to: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chilli, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Your comments and tips

05 Aug 16, Heather (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Were can I but Scottish Kale seed in Gauteng
28 Jun 16, Nadira (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Hi . I'm a garden lover and wish to grow my own herb garden and veg but I don't no where to buy seeds .I'm in durban. Please help.
10 Jul 16, eddie (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
check out grovida huge selection look in checkers/pick n pay Builders express in Pinetown also has large selection
19 Jun 16, Mary-ann (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
why do my kale leaves turn yellow and then dry up.?They are planted in garden beds.
10 May 16, jenni (Australia - temperate climate)
what colour are the flowers. do you have a picture of the flowers?
26 Mar 16, Jeff (Canada - Zone 6a Temperate Warm Summer climate)
I'm in the Detroit area. Can Kale seedlings be planted now?
19 Mar 16, Jen (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Checkers arconpark has two type of kale seeds
26 Feb 16, ian grills (Australia - arid climate)
what kale is best for river land SA home gardens how many varieties are there
08 Feb 16, Wilma (Australia - arid climate)
I put kale into a Bullet with carrots, nuts, bananas or anything i have handy. Love it! Just got given some kale seeds so will plant them next month.
02 Feb 16, Regina Bosiu (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I have read so much about the goodies of eating kale, I live in Free State Province {Fouriesburg} to be precise, I looked almost in shops like shoprite, spar, and where seeds are sold but I couldnot find the seeds, WHERE can Ifind them?
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I put kale into a Bullet with carrots, nuts, bananas or anything i have handy. Love it! Just got given some kale seeds so will plant them next month.

- Wilma

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