“Oh and try this, we like it so much better than kale!’ exclaimed our friend Roxanne in the middle of winter, reaching for a leaf. The darling serrations decorating each emerald leaf were immediately endearing and from the first nibble of stem we absolutely agreed. So much more tender and sweet than kale in both summer heat and winter chill, Hen Peck collards are equally easy to grow and impressively cold-hardy here in zone 5, not to mention prolific! Collards can be sown as early as your first peas and as late as your final radishes, just a few weeks before frost, surrounding you with impressive abundance well into the New Year and beyond with just a touch of season extension.
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Planting Method: Direct Seed or Transplant
To Direct Seed: Early Spring (as soon as the soil can be worked) until late summer, sow 3 seeds 12-18 inches apart. Thin to one when 1 inch tall. Sow every 2-3 weeks for continual supply.
For Transplanting (for full size only): Early Spring, sow indoors, 2 seeds per cell or soil blocks and thin to 1; transplant 3-4 week old seedlings, 2-3 weeks before last frost.
Collards grow most sweet and tender in cool temperatures with high fertility. Use row cover in spring to protect from flea beetles.
Seed Depth: 1/8 inch Days to Germination: 2 at 70°F (21°C); 10 at 55°F (13°C)
Sun Needs: Full provides most abundance.
Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 12 inches; rows 2 feet apart
Days to Harvest: 25 baby leaf and 68-75 days to full
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