Baby Leaf Mix Kale Seeds

(P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Item #52838-PK-P1
$5.95
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Naturally packed with vitamins and nutrients

Days to Maturity: 30 to 60

Check out this attractive mix of highly nutritious baby leaf kale varieties. The blend includes Dwarf Blue Kale, Scarlet Kale, Red Kale, and Cavolo Nero Kale. These baby leaves are tender and flavorful. Of course, baby kale leaves are fabulous eaten raw, and they are an excellent addition to salad mixes. But they hold their texture well when cooked and can be steamed, stir fried, and roasted.

Fresh from the garden, kale, a cruciferous vegetable, and member of the Brassica family, is a nutrition superstar. It not only has 6 times more calcium than broccoli but also contains generous amounts of potassium, copper, and manganese as well as vitamins A, K, and B6.

A cold-tolerant, frost-resistant crop, kale has a long season and can be planted in early spring or late summer. But late season planting may be preferrable because the sweet, nutty flavor is more pronounced in cool weather. Succession planting, sowing a new row every two to three weeks, ensures a long harvest time.

Consider growing with companion plants nasturtium and mint as sacrificial crops. Nasturtium lures cabbage white butterflies to lay their eggs, keeping caterpillars away from kale; and mint deters flea beetles. But mint should be grown in containers since it grows aggressively and can take over a garden.

Plants can also be started indoors and planted outdoors after the risk of frost has passed. If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.

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Genus Brassica
Species oleracea
Variety Baby Leaf Mix
Item Form (P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Days to Maturity 60
Seeds Per Pack 200
Plant Height 18 in
Plant Width 16 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Cut-and-Come-Again
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter, Late Winter, Mid Winter
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Containers, Border

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