Where do collards grow best?



Where do collards grow best?

Collards grow best in cool weather and need as much sunlight as possible. Collards need a deep soil that is well drained and well prepared. The roots of a collard plant easily reach depths of 2 feet of more.

Do Collard Greens take up a lot of space?

Cultivated for thousands of years across the globe yet still a common vegetable today, collard greens (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) can take up quite a bit of space in the garden.

How much space do collards need to grow?

According to the square foot gardening method, where thinning is eliminated by setting out vegetable seeds or transplants at their final, optimum distances from one another, collards must be spaced at one plant per square foot of garden. They can grow rather tall and wide, up to 4 feet by 2 feet. 1

How do you grow collards from seed?

Plant collards in full sun, though partial shade will work in a pinch. Unlike other greens, they won’t bolt in the full sun. Choose a spot or space in your garden with a soil pH between 6 and 7. Soil should be fertile and drain easily. I add a handful of compost to my planting hole once it’s time to transplant.