Kale plants produce dark green, loosely furled leaves that are extraordinarily nutritionally rich, making it one of the "super foods”. It is rich in potassium, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and is a good source of fiber and provides significant cardiovascular benefits as well.
Planting your kale seedlings is very easy, simply remove the plant from the container and place into the soil the same depth as it was in the container. Fertilize with a vegetable fertilizer when transplanting and then 3 weeks later apply an application of nitrogen. Its leaves can be used at any time for salads or as garnishes. Leaves can be cropped, leaving the bud to grow new leaves, or the entire plant can be harvested at one cutting. For more information on growing and harvesting this vegetable, read our blog article: The Kale Challenge.