Collard Greens

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.

how to grow collard greens

Growing collard greens in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Brassicaceae

 

Nutritional Information For Collard Greens

Nutritional Facts - per 100/g

Nutrient Amount % Daily Value
Calories 32 -
Total Fat 0.6 g -
Sodium 17 mg -
Potassium 213 mg -
Dietary Fiber 4 g -
Sugar 0.5 g -
Protein 3 g -
Vitamin C - 58%
Iron - 2%
Vitamin B6 - 10%
Magnesium - 6%
Calcium - 23%

 

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

collard greens planting guide

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.

 

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