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How high does Kale grow?


We're growing kale for the first time this year and want to make a make shift cage as there are so many pigeons around our plot, but I'm struggling to find out how high I need to make my cage. Can anyone advise as to how high kale grows?



  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,736

    which type of kale?

    cavolo nero and the siberian kales can get up to about a metre - depends how close the plants are together- close spacing = taller plants. Sutherland kale maybe 1200mm, curly kale is shorter. I've never grown walking stick kale but I gather it can top 2m. 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,120

    And you need the netting to be at least a foot higher than the kale ... otherwise the pigeons will land on it and reach through.

    I would use a fine netting that will keep the butterflies out too.  

    Last edited: 24 June 2017 09:43:38

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