Up to 12 days. Robust and substantial microgreen. Blue Vates has a mild spinach flavor, making it a great micro or baby salad green. Fast & easy to grow—like most brassicas—Blue Curled kale is a great choice as a base for any microgreen salad.
Growing Vates Blue Scotch Curled Kale Microgreens
Latin Name: brassica oleracea
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Days to Maturity: 8-12 days
Growth Medium: Soil or Hydroponic
Color: A white stem with a hint of pink and purple. Bright green leaves
Flavor: A stong broccoli flavor, nutty and rich
Nutrients: antioxidants, fiber, Vitamins A,C, and K, iron, and copper
- Depending on the variety of kale that you choose, the color in the stems and leaves may vary. Forexample, Red Russian Kale is can range of floral purple stems to a bright pink—it is not uncommon to get a mixture of these in one crop.
Growing Kale Microgreens is quite easy; as long as you follow a few basic steps, you should have a plentiful harvest of microgreens in no time. Prepare your growth medium, whether it be soil or a hydroponic growth mat, by getting it sufficiently moist. Spread seeds evenly across the surface of the growth medium. The desnser you sow the seeds, the thicker your crop will turn out. However, be wary of over-seeding, which can lead to to the seeds becoming overcrowded, leading to crop failure. After seeds are sown, cover for one to two days to allow seeds to germinate, and then uncover seeds and place under a grow light or in a place in your home that gets a lot of sunshine (rotate crop if next to a window to prevent "bending" in the microgreens). Continue to water when need for up to a week and half. By then, you should have a bounty of little greens to incorperate into your meals.