Dreaming of growing the popular superfood kale but think you don’t have room? Look no further than our newest 2016 AAS Winner Kale Prizm! When grown, Prizm produces attractive short, tight ruffle edged leaves that are content to be grown in containers as well as in garden beds. Their easy-to-maintain, almost stemless stalks are quick to re-leaf so harvest early and often for a continual supply throughout the season. The excellent tasting, almost nutty flavored leaves are tender enough to enjoy in fresh salads but also hold up well when cooked.
Seed outdoors as soon as weather and soil conditions permit. Cover seed lightly with soil, 3 – 5 seeds per 30 cm (1 ft) of row. Average garden soil and a sunny location are ideal. Thin to 30 cm (1 ft) apart when 7 cm (3 in) high. For earlier Kale start indoors 2 to 3 weeks in advance of intended date for moving the plants to the garden. Germinates best at 21 C (70 F) in 7 to 10 days. Reduce temperature after germination to 15 C (65 F) and provide additional light to help prevent stretching and to tone up plants before transplanting outside. Several sowings of Kale 10 days apart ensure a fresh supply into fall.