Your Weekly Electronic Gardening Guide
Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Brassica oleracea (Acephala group)
spring and fall
Time needed to reach transplant size:
When to transplant to garden:
5 weeks before to 2 weeks after last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:
4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
45-95 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
Spacing between rows:
imported cabbageworms, cabbage loopers, aphids, flea beetles, cabbage root maggots
clubroot, black rot, downy mildew, white mold
when leaves reach a usable size; leave terminal bud at center of plant intact in order to have an ongoing harvest
kale can tolerate fall frosts
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