Growing Collards, also Collard greens, Borekale

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S P P              

(Best months for growing Collards in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 8°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 40 - 50 cm apart
  • Harvest in 8-11 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
  • Avoid growing close to: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Your comments and tips

23 Apr 15, Angela (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
You can buy collards seeds from heirloom livingseeds.com.
07 Mar 15, said (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Where can i get collards seeds? Thanks
31 Jul 15, Wayne (Australia - temperate climate)
Green Harvest www.greenharvest.com.au
19 Feb 15, DANI AHEC (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Perth/Belmont(Australia)would like to know to buy collard leaves or seedlings.Kind regard Dani
16 Jan 15, jenny (Australia - tropical climate)
what is collard greens called in Australia (Try Borekale or kale as a substitute -Liz)
26 Jan 15, Danielle (Australia - temperate climate)
They are also known as collards in Australia, but they're not very widely available. I ordered seeds from The Lost Seed. Unfortunately I'm unable to post the link but if you google it you should be able to find them.
03 Jan 15, fran (Australia - temperate climate)
have just read that collard greens wete tested against a leading cholesterol drug and found to be equally or more effective . did not say how much you have to eat though but they are a staple in soujthern USA
29 Dec 14, Louis Veldhoen (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I buy collard greens in south Africa in particular in Gauteng
26 Oct 14, Gen (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I just bought some seeds at the Briars at Mount Martha. Heritage seeds.
17 Jan 14, leon (Australia - temperate climate)
I received my collards greens seeds today in the mail. I got mine from www.australianseed.com, they're in WA. I live in campbelltown nsw and I'm very confident of growing a good healthy crop. :-)
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I received my collards greens seeds today in the mail. I got mine from www.australianseed.com, they're in WA. I live in campbelltown nsw and I'm very confident of growing a good healthy crop. :-)

- leon

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