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KALE DWARF BLUE CURLED
Brassica Oleracea ‘Dwarf Blue Curled’
Brassica Oleracea ‘Dwarf Blue Curled’ is a treat to grow. For delicious nutrition plus glamorous good looks.
‘Dwarf Blue Curled’ Kale is compact in size, and very pretty with its curly, frilly blue-green leaves.
So, it is perfect for small gardens and growing in pots. Certainly, pretty enough to be a feature amongst the flowers as well as in the veggie patch.
Grows 45cm. high as a decorative, frilly foliage clump.
Make a delicious & nutritious breakfast smoothie with Kale
½ cup blueberries
½ cup chopped Kale
½ cup low fat yoghurt
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
(Low fat milk can be added to adjust liquid to your taste).
Throw everything into the blender. Whizz. Add low fat milk to adjust texture to your taste. Serve immediately.
Kale is healthy eating on a stick
Kale is the perfect health tonic and diet food.
It is low in calories, high in fibre, and fat-free.
A serve of Kale delivers necessary iron, folate magnesium and vitamins A, K and C.
It contains beneficial Omega 3 and is also reputed to have anti-inflammatory qualities.
The Blueberries add a power punch of antioxidants and potassium too.
Growing: Brassica Oleracea ‘Dwarf Blue Curled’
Plant Brassica Oleracea ‘Dwarf Blue Curled’ in full sun to a partly shaded condition.
Kale is a wonderful leafy crop for winter and spring harvests and grows particularly well through the colder months.
Winter is also a time when the pesky Cabbage White Butterflies are absent. So, you can admire completely hole-less leaves.
Kale is not at all fussy about type of soil. So, it can be successfully grown in a wide soil range - from sandy, to garden loam, or enriched clay. Though all soil should be enriched with organic matter and well drained.
Kale can also tolerate a soil pH on either the acid or alkaline side of neutral.
Though it does appreciate a dressing of dolomite lime when you are preparing the bed to sweeten it before planting.
And like most leafy greens it thrives on fertilizer.
So we recommend regular applications through the growing season of quality fertilizer such as Powerfeed and Seasol.
We also recommend watering in with Seasol at planting time.
Mulch is recommended to help maintain an even moisture content in the soil.
Harvest often and choose fresh young leaves for tender and tasty eating.
The flavour is sweetest in the colder months.
Kale is hardy in moderate frosts.
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