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Kailaan Seeds

Botanical - Brassica oleracea

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Seed Count:
100 Seeds
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SKU:
V-ORI-04
 
Price £1.61
 
 
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100 Seeds.

Other Names - Chinese Kale, Chinese Broccoli, Oriental Leaves...

Kailaan or Chinese broccoli tastes very similar to broccoli or calabrese. It is a compact plant and requires very little space. The whole stem, leaves, flowers and stalks are all edible and delicious and tender especially when eaten young. Add to stir-fries or simply lightly steam like conventional vegetables.

  • Similar flavour to broccoli.
  • A compact and easy vegetable to grow.
  • No waste, the stem, leaves, flowers and stalks are all edible and are delicious.

Suitable For - Vegetable plot, raised beds, container garden

Sowing Months - July - September

Harvest - September - December


Gardening is about finding the right balance! Try growing Companion Plants close by to help deter pests.

  • Kailaan is happy to grow next to leeks, spring onions and Japanese onions.

Soil Preperation

Kailaan require a free draining but water retentive soil especially if grown over the summer months. Add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few months before sowing or planting. Remove any weeds, lime if necessary.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Biennial, grown as an annual Module Grown & Transplants
Type N/A Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Cool location Distance between rows 30 cm
Average height 40 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 30 cm Sowing distance between plants 2 cm
Hardiness Hardy Distance between rows 30 cm
Overwintering No Sowing depth 1 cm
Soil Ph 6.5 - 7.0 Germination temperature 8 to 20℃
    Days to germination 7 - 14 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow 3 - 4 seeds per 4 cm module. As soon as the seedlings start to germinate move to an area with good daylight exposure, a windowsill or greenhouse.
Harden off over a few days so the plants get used to the outdoor temperature. Plant out at the distance suggested above. Firm the soil around each plant and water well. If growing over the summer months cover with a fine insect mesh to keep pests away.

Direct Sowing

Sow 1 seed every 2 cm at the depth and row distance suggested above. Cover the seeds with soil and water well. Summer sowings will benefit from being covered by fine mesh to protect the young vulnerable seedlings from insect damage. Thin the seedlings in stages to eventually 25 cm apart. The larger thinning's can be eaten.


Growing On

Water well in dry weather otherwise they will run to seed. Regular weeding is required. Kailaan will tolerate frost.


Harvesting

Harvest about 10 - 12 weeks after sowing. The stems, leaves and flowers are edible. To harvest cut the stems with a sharp knife just above soil level. If left to grow large the stems become tougher in texture. Kailaan will store in the fridge for 1 - 2 weeks in a polythene bag.

TIP

Keep the surrounding area free from weeds and remove areas where slugs and snails may be lurking in.

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