Details about Kale 'Red Russian' or Borecole Free Postage 100+ Seeds New Super FoodSee original listing
04 Aug, 2015 01:08:17 AEST
Highgate Hill, Queensland, Australia
Seed Type: Kale (Borecole) Super Food
Variety: Red Russian Frost Tolerant
Quantity: 100 (you
will receive slightly more than specified quantity)
See other items for more seed varieties
Please see below for further details including:
· Full purchase details
· Crop descriptions and more about my seeds
· Growing instructions
Why buy from me?
· All seeds are purchased from first class Australian, England and American top rated wholesaler suppliers who demand a high germination rate and therefore a high yield from their seeds.
· I personally grow the seeds to ensure my suppliers consistently provide good quality seed.
· All seeds are posted within 24 hours.
· I care about you, will listen and take on your feedback, it allows me to continually improve my business.
· Postage is free!
· I use recycled materials for postage (no plastic bubble wrap) so everything sent can go into your garden
Kale or borecole (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group) is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms.
Kales can be classified by leaf type:
· Curly-leaved (Scots Kale)
· Rape kale
· Leaf and spear (a cross between curly-leaved and plain-leaved kale)
· Cavolo nero (also known as black cabbage, Tuscan Cabbage, Tuscan Kale, Lacinato and dinosaur kale)
Because kale can grow well into winter, one variety of Rape Kale is called Hungry Gap, named after the period in winter in traditional agriculture when little else could be harvested.
Kale freezes well and actually tastes sweeter and more flavourful after being exposed to a frost.
Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and rich in calcium.
There are many good online sites that I am sure you can find, if not email and I will help. Gardening Australia (ABC show) and others are a great reference.
An excellent contribution to
the vegetable garden!
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General Planting Tips:
· As a general rules seeds need to be planted to a depth 1 ½ to 2 times their size for a good strike rate.
· Factors influencing strike rate are moisture, temperature, seed quality, soil PH and temperature (and your green thumbs J )
· Plant more seeds than required in an area. This allows for seeds that don’t germinate or are eaten by insects. Then thin/relocate some plants once they appear.
· Against each seed type I place a recommendation on how easy it is to transplant, where hard it is heavily advisable to sow direct in the garden as the failure rate is likely to be high if you plant in a pot for later transfer.
· For root crops (carrots, parsnip etc) remove rocks to help with straighter vegetable crops
· My postage is free and postage is swift but if you want express postage I can accommodate that at Australian Post rates.