How to grow... Kale & Borecole
Rocket Growing Guides
Kale is a super nutritious vegetable that falls into the Brassicas category. Brassicas need to be looked after in much the same way. It’s a big category, with cauliflower, calabrese, broccoli and others too. They are great ones for growing in the garden and you’ll feel extra smug and healthy eating them when you’ve grown your own!
- Planting Tips
- Growing advice
- Chef's Corner
The right site
Kale needs a sunny site with deep, firm, moisture retentive soil.
Can be grown in....
Kale is best grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.
How far apart?
About 30cm apart.
Looking after your plants....
Kale, like most brassicas, is fairly hassle free. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.
Make sure plants don’t dry out – regular watering is important during dry spells. Use a liquid feed once they’ve started to grow a little, as they need a little extra nitrogen.
Keep weeds down and cover with a netting to keep birds away
Harvest kale as you want to eat it – it will store in the fridge for a few days, but is much better cooked fresh.
Ways to cook
We quite like cooking up a super kale and potato hash with a poached egg for brunch. A great start to the day!