"Asian Leafy Greens" Seed Collection
- Contains 5 packets of seed
The "Asian Leafy Greens" Seed Collection contains 5 individual packets of seed. (A list and pictures of included varieties is below. Click on an image for more detailed information.) A selection of five different leaf vegetables commonly used in Asian cooking; a diverse range of different flavours and leaf types. Perfect for a variety of uses including salads, stir fries and steamed vegetables. Please note: The contents of this seed collection may vary slightly from time to time depending on the availability of individual varieties. The appearance of this product may also vary from time to time; the product photo above should be used as a guide only.
A highly nutritious green, garlic, beets, celery, cucumber, onions and herbs such as sage, dill and camomile. Due to kale being a part of the pest-prone cabbage family, it shouldn’t be planted alongside tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, strawberry, mustard, climbing beans and basil.
A good tip is to rotate planting kale with other crops, as it will help to avoid developing a clubroot infection.
You should aim to plant kale so that it matures and is ready to pick while the weather is still cold. This means that in northern Australian locations, you could plant in early July whereas in southern regions, you could plant as late as September.
Kale is a biennial, so you can harvest it in winter and you will also see a late spurt of growth in spring before the plant goes to seed.
The flavour of kale is actually improved by frosty conditions. Treat your kale to a few freezing nights and it will help transform its starches into natural sugars.
Young kale leaves can be harvested quite early on. However when the plant ages, it will produce a larger batch of older leaves that you can harvest from the outside of the plant. Pluck individual leaves and avoid cutting developing buds at the centre of the plant.
Care & Maintenance of Kale
Mulching is essential when growing kale. The roots grow at a shallow depth only inches below the ground surface, so it’s important to keep the soil cool. Use a combination of grass clippings, clean straw and a good seaweed mulch or treatment to help improve your yield.
Kale is often attacked by bugs and pests, especially the cabbage moth. To reduce their impact, plant kale in season, keep it well watered and plant it near some companion plants such as coriander and marigolds.
Brassica juncea var. japonica, Standard seed packet, 110 seeds
Garland- Serrate Leaf
Glebionis coronaria, Standard seed packet, 50 seeds
Brassica rapa rosularis, Standard seed packet, 175 seeds
Brassica rapa japonica, Standard seed packet, 200 seeds
Brassica chinensis, Standard seed packet, 80 seeds
(Product number: 00-01)
|Packet type:||Seed collection|
Be The First To Review This Product!
Help other The Seed Collection Pty Ltd users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.