Also known simply as “collards”, Collard Greens are a Brassica family vegetable similar to cabbage and often used in Southern American cuisine. With a slightly bitter taste and tough stems, collards are usually soaked in water and then cooked with salted meat like bacon in order to balance their flavor. They are excellent in supporting the digestive system and contain high levels of Vitamins C and A for an immune system boost.
Growing collard greens in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Brassicaceae
Nutritional Information For Collard Greens
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.6 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g||-|
How to Grow Collard Greens in Your GardenSoxx®
Seeds can be sown directly in soil, ½ an inch deep, 12 inches apart, two weeks before the last spring frost. Alternatively, collards can be sown in summer about 7 weeks before the first fall frost and harvested well into the cooler season.
Collard Greens Seed to Harvest Time: Approximately 80 days
How to Harvest Collard Greens
Collards can actually be harvested anytime after they set leaves - the young and tender first leaves can be used in salads as microgreens, while the more mature leaves are excellent for sauteed and steamed side dishes. For larger leaves, you can pick the outer leaves and allow the rest to continue growing through the season.