Curly Kale (Borecole) – Green Curled Dwarf

£5.99

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Easy to grow, hardy and wonderfully nutritious 
This is a very popular, compact curly kale that is an extremely nutritious leafy veg that looks great and requires little attention to produce a good crop. It is exceptionally hardy and grows really well through autumn and winter giving you a nice, constant supply of healthy greens from your garden.

Number of plants: 10

Variety: Green Curled Dwarf (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: This is an incredibly nutritious vegetable. It can be steamed, baked or fried with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of seasoning to make delicious kale crisps or used in smoothies.

Can be delivered from: late April to July.  Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-15cm.

Ready to harvest: July onwards

*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.


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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.

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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!