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How to Grow Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

Brassica Germination Information

Brassica is the botanical name for Ornamental Cabbage and Kale
Brassica Seed Germination How to Sow Brassica:
  • Sow indoors, covering the seeds with 4X their thickness in soil
  • Maintain the temperature of 68°-70° F during germination
  • Germination takes takes 3-10 days
  • For early spring color, sow in late winter
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Brassica:
Space:  Space seedlings 12 inches apart in rich, well-drained soil and full sun

Soil: Keep the soil evenly moist and fertilize moderately

Temperature: Thrives in 60° F nights and tolerates deep shade

Transplanting and additional care:  It is easy to transplant and shows the best color if fertilizer is withheld during the last month of production and is grown cool (60°F). In zones 8-10, discourage weeds and protect the roots in winter

Appearance and Use:

Decorative, ornamental plants for beds, borders, and edging. Brassica is beautiful in containers. Ornamental Kale can also be eaten or used as a garnish.Plants display thick green leaves held in rosettes 12 inches across with centers of white, rose, or purple in fall and winter


About Brassica:
Pronunciation:  bras’i-cå o-ler-a’se-a
Lifecycle:  Ornamental Kale
Origination: Brassicaceae; native to Europe
Common Names: Ornamental Cabbage and Kale