Kale - What's my next move?

serge94501May 5, 2014

This Kale is 1.5-2 years old. The leaves don't seem to be as nice as they were earlier. Should I:

1. Remove all plants, start afresh?

2. Cut back all plants to a few inches and see what happens?

3. ???

As it is, it's making tortoise food and that's about it.


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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Pull it. Most people only grow kale for one season. You could get some more pickings off those plants but there will be diminishing returns. Better to stick them on the compost heap, dig over the soil, add amendments and grow something else there. (Not another Brassica). Put the next lot of kale elsewhere. I don't know when you'd need to sow it in your climate. Here I sow in early June and plant out in July to overwinter.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 5:21AM
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Thank you for some clear and concise advice!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 11:02AM
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