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Kale 'Midnight Sun'

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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Height Up to 90cm (35.4in)
Spread Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

Full sun

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Description

A stunning variety with deep red textured leaf with a striking pink mid vein that will turn a meal into a work of art! Kale Midnight Sun is very versatile as it is the best variety for use as a baby kale leaf and also works well as a mature plant. Excellent winter hardiness makes kale a useful winter to spring vegetable at a time when fresh garden produce is scarce. Fresh leaves of Kale 'Midnight Sun' can be picked regularly form October to April An exceptionally fine flavoured variety that has the best eating quality of all kales. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Companion planting: Try growing kale with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.

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1 kale midnight sun packet (20 seeds) (61416)

Sowing

Sow Kale seed from March to June. Direct sow outdoors into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 1cm (1/2") and distance of 23cm (9") between rows. Kale plants can be transplanted to their final positions approximately 5 weeks from sowing.

Grow kale in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Apply lime to acid soils to reduce the acidity and lessen the risk of clubroot. When transplanting kale, plant it slightly deeper in the ground than it was in the seedbed. Plant kale at a distance of 60cm (24") apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

Delivery

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