Collard Vates

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With a first picking after just 10 weeks or so let Collard Vates grow on and look forward to wonderful large, dark green leaves that are slightly crumpled.  They have a super mild cabbage flavour & are fantastic grown as spring or summer greens.  Sow in March to May for harvesting from June onwards.   Autumn sow in mild areas too        Price for 20 seeds

SOW: March to May to harvest from June onwards.  In mild areas you can also sow in the autumn.  Star the seeds approximately 1cm deep in modules or a seed bed

GROW: when large enough to handle you can transplant, after hardening off, and space them at 30-40cm apart.  Vates is a vigorous collard that you can start to take a harvest from in just over 10 weeks.  Collards cope well with summer heat; not needing as much watering as other veg.

EAT: very young leaves can be added to salads. This nutritious veg can be boiled or steamed, allow plenty of time.  They are Ideal for cooking in a stew as they do not disintegrate.  Blanche before freezing and then you can fry straight from frozen.

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