Does kale grow well in containers?
You don’t even need a backyard; kale grows great in containers, too, like this Dura Cotta Planter Bowl. Just make sure your pot has at least a 12-inch diameter and use well-draining potting mix.
How do you grow kale in a container?
Kale is suited to USDA zones 8-10. Choose a sunny location for the container with at least 6 hours of direct sun when growing kale in pots. Kale plants require rich, well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Choose a pot with a diameter of at least a foot (0.5 m.)
How long does it take to grow kale?
Kale has a relatively fast growth rate and can grow from seed to harvest in about two months. It is a biennial plant that typically is grown as an annual. It is best direct sown or transplanted in the late winter/early spring in cooler climates, and late summer in warmer climates, for fall-winter harvesting.
How big of a container does Kale need?
To grow in pots, it’s important to choose containers with ample room – at least 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep. Ensure your containers have adequate drainage material for well-draining soil – root rot from excess standing water is a leading cause of plant failure in pots.
Does Kale regrow after cutting?
So long as you continue to harvest in this fashion, the plant will continue to produce new leaves from the top as it grows taller. But if you harvest the leaves from the top, they you will stunt the plants growth!
Can you grow kale in a 5 gallon bucket?
A five–gallon bucket is a good option for kale container gardening, but I currently have my kale growing in a window box. Thin your kale plants so that they are 12-18 inches apart. You will know it is time to thin when each plant has three or four true leaves.