Kale, 'Red Russian'
One of the best kale varieties for baby leaf and also good full size. The tender leaves can be used in salads and also cooked. They need less cooking than other kale types. Sow from August until April.
When to sow: Mid spring until mid summer.
Where to sow: Sow in a drill in a prepared garden bed
Depth to sow: 1/2cm Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 30cm to 45cm for full size 10cm wide band 10 seeds per 5cm for baby leaf
Directions: Pick bunches of individual leaves from full size plants from autumn onwards.