Growing Nero Toscana Kale in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Month 2

Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 8

Kale isn’t the cheapest of green leaf vegetables since its harder to find at the shops, and I’m honestly surprised that it isn’t more easily available; it was so incredibly easy to grow, its so high in nutrition, and its delicious! My local shops in Kuwait sells it for 3KD/500grams. Thats US$20/kg r AU$30/kg!! To think that I have had multiple kilograms of produce come off my small bucket… Selling kale is like a get rich quick scheme!

Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 8
Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 8

I’ve been so happy with our kale plants. We’ve made smoothies and kale chips and salads, and without a doubt we are going to be making more in the future.

Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 8
Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 8

And it’s been growing really well; the leaves are absolutely massive! As you can see, each leave is about the length of my entire hand and forearm.

Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 8
Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 8

As the leaves get older, they get wider.

I’m not sure how much longer this particular plant will last; I am probably going to harvest the entire plant and start some seedlings fresh again. Kale will survive for roughly two years per plant, but as you harvest it will grow taller and taller. Unfortunately for me I have a limited height on my shelves, and when plants get too large they have been be harvested and replanted.

The biggest question is… will I plant only one box, or multiple boxes of kale? Is there ever a problem of too much kale?

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