Kale has become a staple in several peoples' diets. There is nothing like grabbing your scissors and snipping fresh kale for dinner from the garden!
Here are some secrets that can maximize your yield:
- Space your seedlings at least 12-14 inches when planting. This will maximize sunlight, allow proper aeration, and minimize potential disease.
- Feed your soil with a nitrogen based organic fertilizer every 10 days to give a burst of energy to the plants ( remember to keep 3 inches away from the base)
- Proactively, spray an organic insecticide with seedlings to present unwanted pests chomping on your immature leaves
- Harvest the kale leaves from the bottom initially, which will allow the plant to continue to grow. You can harvest from May through November with a successful crop.