Kale

A great plant to grow during autumn and winter for a supply of healthy greens. These plug plants can be delivered from late Aug to mid/late Oct.

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    Kale – Red Russian (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    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*)

    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.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 30-40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or large planters/pots. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost/snow hardy so can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 15-20cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months, right through to spring.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Cavolo Nero Black Kale – Nero di Toscano (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    Easy to grow, decorative and wonderfully good for you and your family

    This Italian kale has beautiful dark green leaves and looks really striking in the vegetable patch when its fully grown. In fact, many people choose to plant it in borders for exactly that reason. It’s easy to grow (easier than many other brassicas) and will provide you with leaves for several months, right into spring.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Nero di Toscana (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Add to stews, steam it, fry it up with a little garlic butter.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 30-40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or large planters/pots. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost/snow hardy so can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 15-20cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months, right through to spring.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Curly Kale – Green Curled Dwarf (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plants)

    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. If you are short on space, this can be grown in pots.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Green Curled Dwarf (organic*)

    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.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between late August and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 30-40cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or large planters/pots. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost/snow hardy so can be grown outside quite happily. Protect from pigeons and slugs.

    When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 15-20cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant when harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months, right through to spring.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.