Tuscan Kale Seeds For Sprouting
Kale is part of the cabbage family, however, unlike domesticated cabbage, kale does not form a central head. Different kale varieties have both green and purple leaves. The nutritional benefits of kale are many. Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamins C and K, lutein and calcium. Kale is also one of the best protections against cancer as it is high in sulforaphane, a chemical with potent anti-cancer properties. It also contains indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and blocks the growth of cancer cells.
Kale is a great vegetable to juice or to use in a salad to retain its nutritional value. It can also be microwaved, steamed or used in stir fries and will retain most of its sulforphane levels.
How to Grow Kale
Kale prefers colder climates so it is best to grow in winter. In fact, flavour is improved by frost. When sowing into the ground, sow thinly about 1cm deep, in rows 15cms apart. As they grow, thin the plants to around 7.5 cms apart. When growing in winter, Kale enjoys full sunshine and well-drained soil. Keep the plants well watered. Kale is usually ready for harvest in 10 to 12 weeks from seed.
**Please note that we do not deliver any seeds/grain to Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.