How To Grow Collard Greens

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I know sometimes I get a little carried away and try to experiment with growing new plants that most people have never heard off before. However today we shall be looking at a vegetable that is very popular as well as in the same family as kale and cabbage. Although more popular in the South, it grows well in the North too, I am talking about how to grow collard greens.

It turns out that, it is actually easier to grow than most of the other veggies in its family. There are many different varieties that you can choose from such as Vates, Georgia, Flash and Champion. Each one grows differently, with its own color, texture as well as leaf size. Collard greens are also loaded with vitamins C, vitamins K, vitamins A, iron, calcium and plenty of fibre. They also help lower cholesterol levels, fight cancer and natural detoxing.

How To Grow Collard Greens

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

Find a spot that receives at least 4 to 5 hours of sun, in your garden. Another advantage of collard greens is that you can grow them for Summer, Fall or Winter Harvest. You can start your seeds indoors or outdoors depending on the season you are targeting. However, as usual it is easier to just transplant seedlings which should be planted at least 12 inches apart.

Fertilizer can be applied before planting, but should also be applied mid season. Water well and apply mulching to prevent water loss due to evaporation. Depending on variety the leaves should be ready for harvesting within 60 to 75 days. The leaves can store fresh up to 5 days after harvest in your fridge, just make sure to only wash them just before cooking them! 🙂

You can follow step by step instructions on the B4Tea blog, here…

How To Grow Collard Greens

You can watch the video below on how to plant collard greens…

You can watch the video below on growing collard greens…

You can watch the video below on how to wash, cook & prepare collard greens…


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