As beautiful as she is abundant, Organic Dwarf Blue Vates Kale is impressively compact making her ideal for containers, raised beds and small gardens, though we still grow her in our many-acre gardens, as well! Vates is very cold hardy and tender enough as baby greens raw. Even after months of cold, her leaves stay green and plentiful to harvest, especially with hoops and floating row cover to protect her.
|100 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|200 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|400 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
Planting Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
To Direct Sow: As soon as soil can be worked, can be sown throughout the season. For full size leaves, sow 3-4 seeds every 12 inches, thinning to one. For baby leaves, sow 40 seeds/foot in a 2-inch wide band every 3 weeks for continual harvest.
For Transplanting (full size only): Indoors, sow 2 seeds/cell & thin to 1. Harden off & transplant around last frost, or in early fall.
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Sun Needs: Full/Part
Days to Germination: 2 at 70°F (21°C); 10 at 55°F (13°C)
Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 12 inches; Rows 18 inches apart
Mulch to reduce weed & watering pressure.
Days to Harvest: 8 days to microgreen; 25 baby leaf; 50 full size