DJ360 6,385 Posted February 2, 2022 Report Share Posted February 2, 2022 I grew some Kale last Summer. A 'Cavolo Nero' type actually called 'Nero Di Toscana' After I'd finished fighting off the Cabbage Whites and the Slugs, I looked forward to it growing nearly as tall as me, with great long strap like leaves ..as seen in Monty Don's garden on Gardener's World. The reality was a final crop of three plants, which are maybe 12" high. To be fair I've had quite a lot of leaves off them and they are delish. I've also avoided taking the lead shoots out and made sure they are firmly planted.. but they are hardly the big plants I hoped for. The seed pack gives no info on expected height, so maybe they are not meant to get any bigger.. The soil is fairly average with plenty of previous manuring but none recently. Radishes, Beetroot and weeds all grow very well in the soil. Any ideas? Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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