COLLARD, Whaley’s Favorite Cabbage Collards
Seeds per pack ~ 200
Germination: 83% Jun 2022 (Packed for 2023)
Our friends at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, who are our partners in the Heirloom Collard Project, say this about Whaley's Favorite Cabbage Collards:" An old timey variety. Flavor is milder than most collards, even in summer. Loose heads form in cooler weather and make excellent collard kraut."
GROWING TIPS: First, you'll need to select a spot in your garden with plenty of sunlight and soil with plenty of nutrients. Prepare the soil by removing weeds, and incorporating compost or fertilizer to improve soil fertility. Next, sow the seeds directly in the soil, spaced about 8 inches apart, or you can start the seeds indoors and transplant them later. Water your collards regularly, ensuring the soil is moist but not saturated. As the plants grow, you'll want to thin out the seedlings to ensure they have enough space to reach their full potential. You may also want to add a layer of mulch to help keep the soil moist and to reduce weeds. These greens are winter hardy and sweeten a bit with a touch of frost. Biennial.