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How to Grow Kale

Kale will grow anywhere and in any Soil, and in fact certain types can be found growing wild. They are useful, however, in that they are very hardy indeed and can be relied on to survive very severe winters, producing good quality tender greens when growth starts m spring. There are several varieties, some with crinkled eaves, p al~ caves, others with variegated foliage which looks most attractive 1I1 a. bed or in the herbaceous border. A few plants of dwarf curly kale IS an excellent standby in any garden for household use or for small stock and poultry.

Kale Varieties

Hungry Gap, Marrow Stemmed, and Thousand Headed are strong, large types and are out of place in all but large gardens, but do provide young tender greens in spring. One further advantage is that they resist the attacks of pests and diseases better than any other member of the family. Dwarf Green Curled and Asparagus or Buda Kale are two worth­while varieties, the variety Labrador is the hardiest, whilst ~hou de Russie and variegated Kales arc useful as well as decorate. Sow in seed beds in March and April and plant out 2ft. apart 111 June and July; treat generally as sprouts.

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