Lacinato Kale Seeds
Lacinato kale is also known as dinosaur kale or black kale. The leaves are sweeter and delicate than the most curly leafed varieties. Lacinato kale is very winter hardy and can grow well into November, freezing temperatures will actually tenderize the leaves making them sweeter and enriching the flavour.
The leaves will reach up to approximately 60 cm (2′) in height. It can be harvested at it’s various stages of growth without destroying the plant. It’s safe to periodically harvest a leaf or two from each plant. If you are harvesting leaves all year the actual yield of the plant is quite large.
How to Grow Kale
Lacinato kale is very easy to grow from seed. The plants should be started in a location with full sun. It prefers rich, moist, and well-drained soil. When sowing the seeds space them 4 inches apart and in rows 12 inches apart. Press the seeds into the soil and lightly cover with compost. Plant 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Water the plants well each week. Lacinato kale will mature in 100 days.