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  • Sow the seeds from March to June 0,5 inch deep in a rows 6in apart
  • Thin the seedlings to 3in apart
  • You can also treat kale as a cut-and come again crop

  • Before transplanting the plants water them well
  • Start transplanting when the plant has a five or six leaves, setting the lowest leaves at ground level
  • The plant needs to well watered during dry weather
  • Remember to protect it from birds by covering it with fleece or netting
Top Tip: You can conserve soil moisture with a mulch

  • Start picking the leaves from October onwards
  • After you harvest the main crown the plant will start producing sideshoots, these are ready to use from February to May
  • You can start picking the shoots when they are 4 – 6 inches long
  • For the cut-and-come-again crop harvest the plant when it’s 2 inches high