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Plants die back in the winter, the ideal time to take cuttings of the fleshy side-roots to store in moist sand until setting out in soil in March. This is a faster way to generate plants than starting each year from seed.
Scarify seeds or nick the big seed casings for better germination. Start indoors like broccoli, set out, protect to overwinter and begin harvesting the 2nd and subsequent years.
Blanch the tender slightly bitter early spring shoots in absolute darkness under large pots, and harvest when the stems reach 3–10". Exposed to light, in its natural state Sea Kale is bitter and inedible. After blanching, allow plants to rebuild their strength for the following season. Approx. 15 seeds/g. ③
Days to maturity are from direct seeding.
Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.