Growing Vates Collard Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 75-85 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-12
- Planting Depth: ¼”
- Plant Spacing: 6”
- Row Spacing: 18”
- Growth Habit: Mound
- Soil Preference: PH level of 6 to 6.5, rich soil with organic matter is best.
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Pests/diseases: Susceptible to slugs, snails, and cabbage root maggots.
- Color: Dark green leaves with yellow stems.
- Flavor: similar to spinach and beet
Vates Collard seeds are resistant to a light frost, so their seeds can be sown three to four weeks before the last average frost of the season. Vates Collard seeds thrive when they are in a soil with a pH between 6 and 6.5, which should also be moist. Choose an area with full sun for the collard plants, and be sure to water them often. Keep the leaves themselves dry as you water the seeds, doing so close to the surface of the soil. When sowing these collard seeds, keep 6 inches between plants and 18 inches between each row. After around 75 days, the collard greens will be ready for harvest. Harvest the greens as individual leaves for continual growth all season, or harvest the collard plant whole.
Seeds Per Package:
- 5 g - Approximately 560 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 8,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 32,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 128,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 640,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Approximately 3,200,000 Seeds