Kale 'Emerald Ice' (Acephala Group)
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Edible Crop
- Kitchen Garden
- Neutral - Alkaline
- 90cm (36in)
- oleracea (Acephala Group)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 60cm (24in)
- Sow March-early August under cover (in individual cells or gutters to minimise root disturbance). Sow direct from mid-April. Keep well watered. Plant out when seedlings are 7-8cm (3in) high, 45cm (18in) apart.
Beautiful in the garden, and tasty on the plate. I love this best as a salad.
Make a dressing with Tahini, soya sauce, lemon juice and olive oil (see here for exact quantities), pour it over the destemmed leaves and massage it in. Serve topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and avocado. I challenge the most passionate of kale haters not to be converted.
Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.
Grows best on soil which has been manured the previous autumn. Protect against cabbage white butterflies with fine netting. Firm the soil well around plant base to prevent wind rock and provide stakes to support tall plants in autumn.