Sowing Guide

How to Sow Black Magic Kale Seeds

How to Sow Black Magic Kale Seeds

This British bred variation of Black Tuscan Kale has proved to be an ever popular cold hardy choice among the garden and the kitchen alike. Performing more sufficiently in our cooler climate, the improved weather tolerance enhances colour, leaf shape, fast growth, and ensures a higher bolt resistance. Popular in the kitchen, the vegetable is well used within baby salad lead production, winter salads, or can be ideal as spinach replacement.

Grow Black Kale Plants from Seeds

  • Plant in Spring as soon as the ground can be worked, or in Autumn for an over Winter crop.
  • Ideal temperatures for best germination rates are between 13-22 degrees.
  • Kale seeds will take around 2 weeks to germinate, with maturity reached after approximately 55 days from germination.
  • Sow ¼ to ½ inches deep, and 1 inch apart in rows at approximately 18-30 inches apart. Thin seedlings can should be 8-12 inches apart which can be transplanted or eaten.
  • Germination is more sufficient in cool or warm soil temperatures with even moisture. In ideal conditions, an area with full sun and a soil pH of 6.0-7.0 will be more beneficial.
  • Soil should be enriched with compost or well-rotted manure.
  • Kale is very hardy. Quality improves after a frost; harvest by clipping individual leaves.

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