Why you need to grow organic kale this season
- A versatile superfood
- Easy to grow, frost-tolerant hardy annual
- Can be direct-seeded or transplanted
- Delicious spring and fall harvests
Grow the best organic kale this season
Now that kale is being revered as a superfood and kale chips are all the rage, it might be time to raise kale in your vegetable garden this year.
A cool-season vegetable and Brassica bursting with nutrition, organic kale is easy to grow and can be harvested in as little as a month after sowing. Start seeds indoors four to six weeks before the last frost, or direct sow seeds immediately after. Choose a planting site that drains well and gets partial to full sun. Space seedlings about a foot apart to allow enough room for mature plants to reach their potential height. Full-grown leaves vary from 12 to 30 inches long, depending on the variety. Be sure to buy a few extra seeds and plan to sow succession plantings every three weeks to ensure consistent harvests of this kitchen staple.
How to harvest organic kale
Leaves may be continuously harvested from the same plant all season, but younger plants tend to produce more decadent leaves. Don’t worry about cold spring nights or frosty fall mornings—organic kale is a forgiving plant and handles colder temperatures with ease. Cold snaps actually make kale leaves taste sweeter—the plant protects itself from freezing by producing more sugars. When little else is growing in your garden, you’re guaranteed at least a kale harvest.
Cooking with organic kale, a superfood!
Organic kale is delicious any way you prepare it, and there is no shortage of recipes for how to cook this superfood. Soups, salads, stir-fries, and smoothies—this is one vegetable your kids will actually be excited to eat. With varieties like Lacinato, Red Russian, and Blue Curled Scotch, there is something for everyone! While organic kale is best enjoyed as a meal, this Brassica may also double as an ornamental. The deeply-hued, curly leaves are a fantastic addition to winter bouquets and arrangements.
Buy organic kale for a small space or huge garden
Kale yeah! Now’s the time to order organic kale seeds. Eden Brothers offers three organic kale seed varieties for sale. These heirloom varieties are non-GMO so you don’t need to worry about what else you’re buying when you purchase organic kale seeds. Buy by the packet, pound, or in bulk! For large-scale plantings, contact us for wholesale prices.
For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting organic kale seeds, see the Kale Seeds Planting Guide.