Spinach is a cool weather crop that prefers late winter temperatures. Sow your Spinach seeds directly outdoors, 6 weeks prior to the last frost. Till the area when the soil is no longer frozen and remove all unwanted debris from the sowing area. Sow each seed at a depth of 1/2" under topsoil, covering lightly.
Because Kale prefers cooler temperatures, grow it in an area of light to partial shade in warmer climates and in an area of full sunlight in cooler climates. A temperature of 70F is best. It is recommended to provide a loamy, well-drained soil that is low in nitrogen. So a pH level between 5.5 and 6.8 is best. Water the soil daily until germination has occurred.
Kale seeds will begin to sprout within 7 to 10 days after sowing. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 12 to 16 inches tall and can spread 12 inches wide. Space the plants roughly 1' apart from one another in rows spaced 1.5' apart. Vates, Blue Scotch Curled produces delicious, nutrient rich leaves that are often sought after for making Kale chips. Harvest in roughly 55 to 60 days.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.
Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.
Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.
Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.
Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States. We no longer ship to Canada.
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