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There are many varieties of cabbage. Some varieties of this vegetable crop are especially popular, for example, Afro, Tuscany, Reflex, Black and others.
For collard greens, different climatic conditions are suitable, since it belongs to frost-resistant plants. And some varieties are resistant to heat.
The height of kale depends on the variety. Low varieties grow only 30-40cm, while others can reach 90cm. Collard greens differ not only in height, but also in leaves, which can be curly, flat or decorated with double edges.
Although different climatic conditions are suitable for growing cabbage, the soil should be fertile and well-drained. Moreover, the nitrogen content in it should be medium.
Collard greens can be planted with seedlings or seeds. If the cabbage is planted in early spring, then the harvest can already be expected in the summer. To harvest in the fall or closer to winter, planting is best done in late spring.
There are several planting schemes for this vegetable crop. The most popular is planting seedlings in rows. In this case, the plants are planted at a distance of 40 cm from each other, and about 70 cm is left between the rows. Cabbage grows best in an open, sunny location.
Like any vegetable crop, leafy cabbage needs feeding. It is recommended to use complex mineral fertilizers.
One of the advantages of growing this cabbage is its high resistance to various diseases and pests.