When to Plant Ornamental Kale Seeds
Kale seeds should be started inside around 6-8 weeks before the last frost in the Spring. Harden them off and then transplant them outside 2-3 weeks before your last expected frost.
Where to Plant Ornamental Kale Seeds
Pick a sunny spot with well-draining soil. If in warmer climates, a spot that has some shade is better.
How to Plant Ornamental Kale Seeds
Ornamental Kale seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.
Plant seeds 1/4" deep and water soil regularly. Place your transplants about 24 inches apart for larger heads, or closer for smaller heads.
How to Care for Kale Cabbage
You can harvest your kale as soon as the head is firm all the way through when you squeeze it. *Kale is a heavy feeder, so it takes more nutrients from the soil than normal. Avoid planting cabbage by tomatoes, strawberries and broccoli to ensure that they grow to their full potential.