Kale – Red Russian (Autumn)

£5.99 £4.19

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This is one of our favourites for the winter!

You get really lovely tones of colour on this plant as it grows, making it a very attractive addition to your veg patch, and of course it’s uber healthy too and easy to grow. It is a great grower for autumn/winter, and will provide you with lots of lovely leaves right through to spring. It will tolerate frosts and even snow, although its growth will slow down in such cold temperatures. On milder autumn and winter days it’ll keep on growing!

Number of plants: 10

Variety: Red Russian (organic*)

Can be grown in: Kale is best grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch. Find out more about growing kale in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Red Russian Kale is the sweetest of the kale types. An incredibly nutritious vegetable, it can be enjoyed steamed, baked in a gratin or used in stir-fries, stews or even smoothies.

Can be delivered from: late August to Mid October.

Ready to harvest: November onwards (depending on the soil temperature!)

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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.


Feed them

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.


Protect them

Keep weeds down and cover with a netting to keep birds away

Storage Tips

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!

When we deliver
We deliver these plug plants between late August and mid October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plug plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.