Originally Posted by CharredApron
Me Too! Gotta have my greens! Imported some collard seeds here to France, now to try and propagate them next season. Any tips?
Jed see if you can find some well drained yet moisture holding potting soil.(I know it sounds contradictory just roll with me)Collards need nitrogen from beginning to end.A well composted organic mix, peat moss and pearlite(the little white balls that absorb and retract water) is what you are looking for.No wood chips(Pine bark or otherwise as they are nitrogen starving in your mix or ground soil).Place the the seeds in plastic cups or direct in ground 1/4-1/2 deep starting at 55-85 degrees F. at 8 inches minimum spacing apart.Full eastern exposure is best with rows running(but not nessessery) north to south.Anything in the Brassica family(kale, broccoli, cabbage ect.) likes food and water.
Add your favorite smoked Pork product and away you go with your cook.
Side note...forgive me for hijacking this thread as I am a teacher and student at heart.