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Collard Seeds (Dizengoff | 25g)

Collards are a member of the brassica/cabbage family, this variety tolerates heat, humidity, and poor soil conditions.



Collard Seeds Dizengoff Sowing And Planting Tips

  • Start Collard Seeds Dizengoff from seed or transplants.
  • The seed is viable for 4 years.
  • Start seeds indoors 6 to 4 weeks before the last frost in spring or 12 to 10 weeks before the first frost in fall.
  • Start seeds in individual pots or flats.
  • Sow seed ¼ to ½ (6-13 cm) inches deep in the seed-starting mix.
  • Keep the mix moist but not wet.
  • Seed should germinate in 5 to 10 days at an optimal temperature of 75°F (24°C) or thereabouts.
  • Transplant seedlings into the garden when they are 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm) tall with 2- to 4 leaves and daytime temperatures reach 50°F (10°C); firm transplants into the soil by hand.
  • Prefers a soil pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.
  • Set transplants slightly deeper than they grew in pots or flats.
  • Grow collards in full sun for best yield—tolerates partial shade.
  • Add 3- to 4- inches of compost and well-aged manure into the planting bed, before transplanting; collards need friable, moisture-holding soil.
  • Avoid planting where cabbage family crops have grown recently.
  • Space plants 18 to 20 inches (45-50 cm) apart in all directions.
  • Space rows 24-42 inches (60-106 cm) apart.
  • Protect seedlings from the cold for 2 to 3 weeks after planting covering them with a cloche or plastic tunnel or cold frame.
  • Fertilize with an organic fertilizer such as fish emulsion at half strength.
  • Common pest enemies are aphids, cabbage worms and loopers, cabbage worms, and cutworms.
Weight 1.2 kg

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