Sunday, September 16, 2012
Before an internet friend gifted me some old fashioned purple leaf collards I ordered some off the internet thinking they were the same. Come to find out what I got isn't even close to what I was looking for. Good example of not doing your research properly. But nonetheless I am giving them a go. They came bare rooted with instructions to stick into moist potting soil. So I did that and the wait began. Soon they started to leaf out. If I follow the instructions as directed they will be ready to plant in the ground by mid Oct. Now will I get to pick any this year? Good question...maybe I'll get a few to throw in with the ones I'm growing from seed... we'll see. I've seen them called both tree collards and tree kale and they can grow up to 9 ft tall.