Dwarf Siberian Kale (Brassica napus) is a variety of kale that is known for its compact size and its ability to produce a high yield. It is a hardy variety that can be planted in the spring or fall, and it's tolerant of cold temperatures. The leaves are sweet, and tender and have a milder flavor than other varieties of kale. This variety is particularly well-suited for home gardening and small-scale farming.
To grow Dwarf Siberian Kale, you will need:
Well-drained, fertile soil, rich in organic matter
Full sun or partial shade
Kale seeds or seedlings
USDA Organic certification
Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date or sow seed directly into the ground after the last frost.
Transplant seedlings to the garden after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants about 1-2 feet apart.
Water the kale regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Fertilize the kale with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Keep the kale free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves to help prevent disease.
Harvest the kale leaves when they are young, tender, and have reached their mature size.
Start seeds indoors or sow seed directly into the ground after the last frost date
Transplant seedlings to the garden or direct-sow seeds into the garden
Water the kale regularly, keep the soil consistently moist
Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer
Keep plants free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves
Harvest the kale leaves when they are young, tender, and have reached their mature size
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