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cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
A few weeks ago I took 20 " slips " off  the oldest largest  of the kales I had in the garden to clear a couple of square foot beds for carrots .

 I've taken three for myself the rest are available in pairs for any one that wants some .
By the end of May they will be going intothe compost heap if no one asks for them
 

So itf you want a cpuple drop me a pm with yoyr full name addrss 7 post code  & I'll post them off on a first come first served basis till they run out.


 To make new replacement plants   let th main plant run to being leggy . There will be thirty or so  6 mm thick X 250 mm long stalks  with leaves at the ends.  Tear one of these leggy pieces back down the plants stem so you get a heel on the slip . You can either dip it in hormone powder  first or pop it neat in moist soil .

 Once you notice the larger leaves dying off the new ones will form & the plant will start putting out new fine hair roots.
  Once the new plant is about 100 mm tall  transplant it in to a well manured  soil & 1 mtr apart in all directions .
 If you have the mycrohizial ( sp ) fungi that enhances root growth , a half teaspoon down the planting hole will give your plant an amazing root ball . Water it in well after you have transplanted the new plants & filled the hole up

 The kale is best eaten  when the leaves are  soft & new  green  .
We boil ours in salted water then toss them in a knob of butter & a couple of twists of black pepper once they have been  drained off .

 Some folks are also heavily into juicing them , making kales crisps , eating it in stir fry's , fine cut & added in tiny bits in to a home made minestrone soup or  having some fine shredded in a salad .

Pigs , goats  & chickens love them raw . if you take three or four sets of cuttings over April to late September , water them in well  you can have plenty of this kale all year round .

Cabbage whites only seem to attack them as a last resort if there are other greens growing in the garden .

  With a bit of thought it would not be difficult to plant up a 30 x 30 mtr bed of this kale to give you a cheap stock feed .   Each plant can get about 1 mtr in diameter by about 800 mm high .  Sometimes  I've had to use branch loppers to cut the 40 mm thick stalks at their bases to allow me to dig out the root ball .

 A fully mature plant left to make slips should give you forty or more at the first slip harvesting session & another set  of similar numbers of slips about 8 weeks afterwards  .
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YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Just when I thought I'd settled down...!
Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 03:19:48 pm »
I have a selection already but if anyone's not sure, I can confirm that the plants are pretty indestructible, young leaves tender enough for salads, pests not yet been a problem, etc et

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 02:14:59 am »
Four requestfor the Kale  so far .

 This is what I hope to do .. I'll pick the plants early Monday morning , get them packed in wet paper toweling , inside a tied off poly bag  . I'll  put them in small strong cardboard boxes & get in the post at a big Post Office half an hour or so before the noon collection .

 This should see that they are delivered to you guys & gals  before the weeks end .
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Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 02:56:40 am »
Im excited! Thank you!  :garden:

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 12:12:00 pm »
All picked , packed in a clean untied polybag  & posted 15 May 2017


Stand them in clean cool water for 24 hrs when you get them & plant them at least 3 foot ( one metre ) between  the plants.

Put the plants in well cultivated weed free soil almost up to the leaves & water them in well ... if it ever starts to dry up , ensure they are well watered each day till you see new growth appearing.
 
 Where to plant ... ?
 Full open sun shine is best  .
They will tolerate slight shade for four or so hours during the day time but not heavy all day shade .
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Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 12:15:25 pm »
Have you any more Clod ?   PM'd address
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cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 12:50:06 pm »
Yes , come & collectthem along with all the old plants .
 I've  PM''d you , it's likely to be cheaper than the postage , if you come & visit wet dreary Ammanford for a supermarket shop at Tesco's or Lidl's  as you live quite close to our place .
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Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 03:23:02 pm »
Kale just arrived and they look great. Thanks very much!

william_wt

  • Joined Apr 2016
Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 06:47:05 am »
Kale arrived safely.
Thanks again
William  :thumbsup:

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
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Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 08:32:40 am »
Thank you kale all planted now

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Ever lasting kale plant available ( Chou d' Aubenton ?? )
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 09:04:53 am »
Arrived on Wednesday! Postman left the parcel outside at the back of the house - completely soaked  :roflanim:
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

 

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