How Long Does It Take To Grow Kale?

Kale is a cool-weather crop packed with iron, fiber, vitamins K, A, and C, and calcium.  It is an amazing plant to grow and a great way to get more of it if you grow your own.

How Long Does Kale Take To Grow?

If you plant your kale from seeds, you can expect to harvest in 70 days.  These plants require about 2 months of cool weather from planting to harvesting.

Picking Baby Kale

Baby kales are easy to pick.  Hold the small plants into handfuls and cut the stems with a sharp knife or scissors.  Leave about 2 inches of stem on each plant to allow the leaves to regrow.

Types Of Kale You Can Grow

•  Lacinato •  Hanover Salad.   •  Redbor. •  Red Russian.   •  Vates. 

 When To Plant -best planted 3 to 5 weeks .   Where To Grow Kale -  indoors as long as you have adequate lighting.   Starting Kale Seeds - Kale started from seeds matures in 55 to 75 days.  Kale’s Spacing And Depth -  plants at least 1.5 to 2 feet apart.

Planting Kale – A Guide To Grow Kale

 Soil -  that is rich in organic matter with a slightly acidic ph.  Light - at least 6 or more hours of direct sunlight on most days.  Watering - at least 1 to 1.5 inches of water every week

Caring For Kale Plants

The best time to harvest your kales is when they are about the size of your hand.  Pick your kales one by one starting with the lowest outermost leaves and working towards the center.

Harvesting Your Kale

Remember, kale takes a little longer than its Brassica cousins do to soften, so give it some little more time.


How Long Does It Take To Grow Kale?