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overwintered kale seedlings - a question

I sowed kale late last year and have about 10 plants in 9cm pots which overwintered in the greenhouse.  They are about six inches tall with about 4 leaves.  Will they come to anything if I plant them out now the weather is warming or have I missed the boat?  


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,807
    edited March 2019
    You should get a usable crop but somewhat later than is usual. 
    This year sow your seeds in late spring, grow them on plant them into their final positions in mid/late summer and you’ll get a crop you can harvest around now onwards ... known as the Hungry Gap it’s the time of year when there’s not a lot of homegrown fresh veg around.  :)

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • adamadamantadamadamant Posts: 244
    Thanks Dove.  I will!

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,266
    I done a second sowing of kale late spring last year.
    It produced good leaves all through winter.
    The kalettes appeared a couple of weeks ago and they were delicious - almost like sprouting broccoli.
    I pulled the plants yesterday.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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