Growing Nero Toscana Kale in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 4

Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 4

This week saw many of the plants explode with growth, and the Nero Toscana Kale was no exception. It doubled in size!

Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 4
Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 4

The leaves still have their gorgeous silver color that I am definitely falling in love with. I want to grow this plant as just decorative…

You can see the smaller and newer leaves emerging form many of the plant centre points, whilst the bigger and larger leaves are now overflowing and fighting for space.

Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 4
Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 4

I planted five kale plants to each Ikea Sockerbit bucket, and I have definitely decided that this plant needs the extra spacing. In the future I will plant only three kale plants per bucket. Unlike lettuce which I tend to harvest more regularly, I was waiting for the leaves on this Nero Toscana Kale to grow larger; the kale has less but much larger leaves compared to the lettuces.

Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 4
Nero Toscana Kale Grown In Kratky Container, Week 4

I am going to harvest the kale tonight. I probably will leave some of the smaller leaves on the plants and let them keep growing, but the larger leaves definitely need to come off! It’s time to eat.

In fact I am probably going to do a large harvest of many plants over the next few days. I’ll make a post soon about how much I get from each of the plants. Check the blog soon for these details.

Have you grown kale? Did it look like mine? Let me know in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Growing Nero Toscana Kale in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 4”

    1. Thank you! It’s very expensive where I live so I am very glad on how well it grows. Its very yummy. My favourite meal to make with it at the moment is kale smoothies and kale chips.

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