Growing Calendar for Ornamental Kale Northern Lights
Delivery: Early October to Late November
Frost and winter-hardy attractive frilly-leaved cabbage plants with a rose-coloured centre. An ornamental whose leaves offset colourful winter/spring flowers beautifully. Evergreen Foliage.
Potting your medium-sized plugs plants up & then growing them on in the ground outdoors
Use a dibber or pencil to push the plants out through the base of the plant tray to avoid damaging the plant.
Pot up into trays or individual pots - our Potting On Kit is perfect for the job. Pot each plug into 7.5cm (3in) pots using a good multi-purpose compost or a container compost. When potting up the plugs handle the plants carefully by the root ball (the plug-plant soil) to try and avoid damage to the stems. Fill the pots or trays with good compost with a little slow-release fertiliser mixed in.
Grow on for a few weeks in a light, frost-free place, but try to avoid direct sunlight. Keep them moist but do not over-water.
When plants have grown and formed a good root system within their pots they can be planted straight outside.
Try to keep ornamental kale in moist soil. If they get too dry the outer leaves can crisp up quickly.
Strong, healthy young plants
Your step-by-step guide to growing successful bedding plants.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days