Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Kale is a hardy, cool season green that is part of the 'cole' cabbage family. It grows best in the spring and fall and can tolerate fall frosts.
- Soil: Well-drained, loamy soil rich in organic matter
- Water: Regular watering, about 1 to 1.5 inches per week
- Light: Full sun to light shade
- Sowing Method: Direct sow or transplant
- Growing Days: 55
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and approximately 3 inches apart. If transplanting, start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest leaves from the outside of the plant as needed. For a full harvest, cut the plant 2 inches above the ground.