"Kale (Brassica oleracea var. viridis) is an edible green in the cabbage family that's cultivated as a vegetable. Kale is also called walking stick kale or collard greens. This species is pollinated by bees.
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Brassica plants develop thick, succulent parts that are both visually appealing and delicious once cooked, easy to grow.
Kale was brought to California sometime during the end of the 18th century. It was originally grown to feed cattle. Sweeter than collard greens, kale is nutritious and has a high calcium content. Leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked. The stalks are so strong that they were often used to make homemade walking sticks.
Kale is super easy to take care of, with resistance to almost all pests and diseases. It is a perfect option for gardeners with brown thumbs.
Full sun to partial sun
Clay, loam, sand; well drained; slightly acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Moisture-loving, keep the soil moist but do not let water accumulate.
Fertilization once in spring.
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.
Early spring, Late summer, Early winter
Needs excellent drainage in pots."