Transplanting Kale

Transplanting Kale

Transplant seedlings after 3-4 weeks. Transplant early in the morning (6-10 am) or late in the afternoon (4-6pm).

The day before you transplant, take the shade off the nursery bed and reduce watering. This is called hardening. It gives the seedlings a chance to get used to the strong sunshine.

  • Dig planting holes 30 cm apart in rows 45 cm apart.

  • Drench soil with a mixture of 50g PEARL in 20litres of water in a knapsack. This will prevent soil borne diseases attacking the seedlings. Soil drench before planting them.

  • Mix 1 bottletop of TSP and a handful of manure with the soil in each hole.

  • Plant the seedling. Water the seedlings.

  • Topdress with 1 teaspoon CAN per plant 3 weeks after transplanting.