Collards are easy to grow! It has been said they are a symbol of self-sufficiencey and strenth here in the south. As a member of the Cabbage Family, it is a nutrient dense food.
Height: 24-30 inches
Seed vitality: up to 4 yrs in a dry sealed, dark container stored in a cool place
Light requirement: Full sun
Frost tolerance: Hardy
Soil pH range: 5.5-6.8
Soil prep: Not fussy, but loves fertile soils, so add compost when planting.
Container growing: Single plant in 12" deep, 10 inch wide pot
Direct sow or transplant? Best transplanted
Spring planting time: (Feb-April, but FALL planing best!)
Autumn planting time:
Outdoors: May direct sow in OCTOBER
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
Square Foot Gardening:
Spacing between rows: