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Kale 'Jardin Mixed'Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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NEW - Vegetable of the Year 2020

Colourful mix of kale provdes a varied harvest

Colours become more vivid as days get shorter

Long cropping season, excellent winter hardiness

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Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Description
This gorgeous Kale ‘Jardin Mixed’ with mauve and cream centres are not only tasty and nutritious, but they have masses of ornamental appeal too. Show them off amidst mixed planting schemes in your garden with flowers and other ornamentals or enjoy their long-lasting colour on the allotment which intensifies as the days grow shorter and cooler towards winter. With an exceptionally long cropping time, stagger your sowings and you can harvest fresh leaves throughout summer and autumn. Great for steaming, boiling or frying, plus the raw leaves can also be used as a colourful garnish. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 45cm (18”).


1 packet (15 seeds) (KA9982)

Sowing

Sow kale seeds from March to May in pots or trays using a good free-draining seed compost and cover with 6mm (1?4”) of vermiculite or compost and maintain at a minimum temperature of 15C (60F) until after germination, which takes 5-7 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle after about 5 weeks from sowing to 50cm (20in) between rows and 40cm (16in) between plants in the row. Plant firmly and keep well-watered until established.

Alternatively, seed can be sown thinly 12mm (1?2in) deep in a prepared seedbed outside, allowing 30cm (12in) between rows.

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Use fleece to protect against caterpillar and aphid attack as necessary, and use netting to protect against pigeons during the winter. Companion planting: Try growing kale with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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