Cabbage, Ornamental, Red (Brassica oleracea) - 10 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 2-11
Transplant (recommended): Sow directly in cell packs 4-6 weeks before planting outside. Cover seed with 1/4" of soil. After germination, grow seedlings at 60°F for 3-4 weeks. Harden off one week before planting outside. Plants must be set out several weeks before the first fall frost. Direct seed: Sow 3 months before expected fall frost, 2 seeds per hole, 6" apart and 1/4" deep. Thin to one plant per hole. Full sun. Moist, well-drained soil. Discontinue fertilizer once plants begin to color. Plants spaced more than 6" will produce heads that are too large for cut flower use. Kale should have a 6" head on a 24" stem with good coloring. Plants will begin to color once temps. drop below 50°F. Once plants are about 10-12" tall, remove the lower leaves. Repeat 3 or 4 times as the plants grow taller. Use Hortonova (horizontal trellis) to prevent the plants from falling over, as they become top heavy.