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    Default Assorted Kale !!

    I've just sown 13 types of Kale as part of my cunning plan to be self sufficient year-round with pick-a-leaf greens. They've all been sown in NH seed compost, a few seeds to a module and are sitting on the kitchen table until germination.
    The varieties are:-
    Dwarf green curled
    Jersey Walking Stick
    Curly Scarlet
    Westland Winter
    Nero di Toscana
    Ragged Jack
    Red Russian
    Asparagus
    Tall
    Sutherland
    Cottagers
    Daubenton
    Madeley.

    I have Red Ursa and True Siberian on order from Real Seeds but was too late for East Friesian Palm Kale so, if anyone has a couple of spare seeds of this I would be eternally grateful

    Is anyone else growing kale - or am I the only kale nutter here?
    PS I've also sown Asturian tree cabbage, Portuguese cabbage and various sprouts and broccolis that I intend to treat as pick-a-leaf too
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    Well done! I hope that would keep you self sufficient!

    I kept meaning to buy some Nero di Toscana but haven't gotten round to it yet.

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    There are plenty of kales in the VSP for anyone who wants to grow them
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    I love kale, it's perfect if you live on your own cos you just pick as many leaves as you need.

    I've got dwarf curly green and Cavalo de Nero.
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    Agreed Rusty. I find a great big cabbage a bit daunting to chomp through - not that I ever manage to grow one that hasn't already been chomped by a crittur
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    I have just sown dwarf curly kale and cavalo nero as well. I haven't really room for more than one type but couldn't decide so thought I'd try both. Kale is one of my favourite vegetables so I hope it's successful.
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    I'd love to sow it, but can it broadcast sown rather than being started in modules?

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    You can sow it direct into your seed bed. HH, just like other brassicas. I start most things in modules or trays as it gives me more control over them. I don't have proper veg beds so plants are grown on wherever there's a space. Its all a bit of a muddle really
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