Kale Growing Info

Learning Download: How to Grow Kale
When to Plant:
Sow as soon as the soil can be worked. For transplants sow indoors 2-3 weeks before planting. Continually plant every two weeks up until 6 weeks before first expected frost in the fall.
Use a high phosphorous fertilizer (8-16-16) two weeks before planting at 2-3 lbs per 100 sq. ft.
Location:Planting Depth:Soil Type:
Full to Partial Sun1/4″Well drained, fertile soil, pH 6.0-7.5


 Seed SpacingRow SpacingSeeds per 100′Yield per 100′Seeds per Acre
Kale12-18″18-24″10075 lbs30,000


Kale Seeds:
1 Ounce: 6,500 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 13,000 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 26,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 52,000 Seeds

1 Pound: 104,000 Seeds

* These are average Kale seed counts.  Varieties can vary.


Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′