How to Grow Kale from Seed in Your Vegetable Garden

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins and minerals that can help you stay healthy.

Growing kale from seed is easy to do, and it’s an excellent way to enjoy fresh, homegrown vegetables in your own backyard!

So let’s get started on our journey into growing this amazing vegetable!

Kale Varieties to Try

Lacinato Vates Blue Curled Kale Red Russian

How to Start Kale from Seed Indoors

To start your kale seeds indoors, fill a seed starting tray with potting soil and water it well. You don’t want the soil sopping wet, but it should be evenly moist.

Transplanting Kale in Your Garden

You can begin transplanting your seedlings to the garden about 4-6 weeks before your last frost date.

Growing Kale: Care and Maintenance

Add a layer of mulch around the base of each plant to help retain moisture and control weeds. Mulch can also help keep the soil cooler.

Kale Pests & Disease

Common culprits include: Aphids Caterpillars Root knot nematodes Clubroot Downy mildew

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