A red stemmed kale is ready for picking

By August 25, 2017Articles

A red stemmed kale is ready for picking

By August 25, 2017Articles

A red stemmed kale is ready for picking

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Can you grow kale in zone 9? Kale may be one of the healthiest plants you can grow, but it’s definitely a cool weather crop. In fact, a little frost brings out the sweetness, while heat may result in a strong, bitter, unpleasant flavor. What are the best types of kale for zone 9? Is there even such a thing as hot weather kale? Read on for answers to these burning questions. How to Grow Kale in Zone 9 Nature has created kale to be a cool-weather plant and, so far, botanists haven’t created a truly heat-tolerant variety. This means that growing zone 9 kale plants requires strategy, and perhaps a little trial and error. For starters, plant kale in shade, and be sure to give it plenty of water during warm weather. Here are a few more helpful tips from

A red stemmed kale is ready for picking

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Can you grow kale in zone 9? Kale may be one of the healthiest plants you can grow, but it’s definitely a cool weather crop. In fact, a little frost brings out the sweetness, while heat may result in a strong, bitter, unpleasant flavor. What are the best types of kale for zone 9? Is there even such a thing as hot weather kale? Read on for answers to these burning questions. How to Grow Kale in Zone 9 Nature has created kale to be a cool-weather plant and, so far, botanists haven’t created a truly heat-tolerant variety. This means that growing zone 9 kale plants requires strategy, and perhaps a little trial and error. For starters, plant kale in shade, and be sure to give it plenty of water during warm weather. Here are a few more helpful tips from

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