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Specialty Kale

Mars Landing

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Specialty Kale

Mars Landing

Mars Landing kale has a truly “out of this world” appearance! The tender leaves are a wonderful bronzy purple/maroon color with light green underne...
Mars Landing kale has a truly “out of this world” appearance! The tender leaves are a wonderful bronzy purple/maroon color with light green underneath and notched and scalloped edges. Besides its sensational appearance, this tender, mild and very tasty variety holds well in the garden without getting tough or stringy or losing quality. Enjoy nutrition-packed, richly colored Mars Landing kale for months in delicious salads, or steam, braise or add to soups and stews.
Seed Count: Approx. 360 / Weight: 1.25 gms
$ 3.19
#5510
#5510
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TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

As soon as ground can be worked in spring, prepare a well-drained, fertile garden bed in full sun. Sow groups of 3 seeds each 10-12 inches apart and 1/2 inch deep, in rows 12-18 inches apart. Keep soil evenly moist. When seedlings are 3 inches tall, thin to just 1 seedling per group. Sow again in late summer for another cold-hardy crop.

 

TO START INDOORS

Sow seeds in a container of seed starting mix 2 inches apart and cover 1/2 inch deep. Keep moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are 3 to 4 inches tall then plant outdoors.

 

GROWING NOTES

Kale tastes best in cool weather, so sow spring crops early. A late summer-sown crop will yield through fall and winter except in the coldest climates. Frost actually enhances kale leaf color, flavor and sweetness. Mulch to retain moisture in summer and before the ground freezes to protect the roots of fall crops.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space 10 to 12 inches apart so plants have room to mature.

 

GROWING NOTES

Kale tastes best in cool weather so sow spring crops early. A late summer-sown crop will yield through fall and winter except in the coldest climates. Frost actually enhances kale leaves’ color, flavor and sweetness. Mulch to retain moisture in summer and before the ground freezes to protect the roots of fall crops.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Begin harvesting outer leaves when plants have 6 to 8 leaves. Vitamin-rich kale is delicious in hearty winter soups, stews and sautés; or braise the beautiful leaves with garlic and olive oil in traditional Mediterranean style. Pull and discard once plants begin to bloom since the leaves of flowering stalks get tough and bitter.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

Feb – May
Aug – Sept
Full Sun
1/2 inch
Groups 10 – 12 in.
7 – 10 days
Approx. 50

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

Feb – May
Aug – Sept
Full Sun
1/2 inch
Groups 10 – 12 in.
7 – 10 days
Approx. 50

Plant In

Feb – May
Aug – Sept

Sun/Shade

Full Sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

Groups 10 – 12 in.

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Days To Harvest

Approx. 50

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