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Kale Seeds

Kale seeds grow into robust, leafy greens that are considered to be superfoods because they are such nutritional powerhouses. Kale is very versatile in the kitchen. It is a cool-weather crop that prefers full sun but tolerates partial shading. Kale prefers well-drained and fertile soil. Kale ranges in color from green to purple with leaves that can be curly, bumpy, or smooth.

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Survival Garden Seeds offers a selection of kale seeds for sale, including Dwarf Siberian and Lacinato, also known as Tuscan or Dinosaur kale. Our heirloom seeds are selected to satisfy every taste, offering the ability to produce vibrant, nutrient-dense leaves.

Growing Kale Seeds in Your Garden

  • Superfoods rich in nutrients
  • Thrives in cool weather
  • Non-GMO, heirloom seeds
  • Versatile greens can be used raw or cooked


Kale is a power plant of nutritional goodness. As a cherished member of the cabbage family, it is highly prized for its health benefits. With high levels of vitamins A, C, and K, combined with minerals like calcium and iron, kale is a perfect garden crop for a healthy garden. It’s been cultivated in Europe for a long time, and today, kale is used worldwide. Kale can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 2 to 9. Its tolerance to cold temperatures allows for an extended harvest—often well into winter in milder climates.


Growing kale is easy to do. You can sow your seeds directly outside in early spring or late summer for an autumn harvest. For an early start on the growing season, you can also your seeds indoors, around 6 weeks before the final frost. Plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep and space according to the needs of the variety you’re growing. Kale seeds germinate quickly, generally within 5 to 10 days. Plant a new round of seeds every few weeks to secure a continuous supply.


Kale plants need regular watering to develop their tender leaves. To retain soil moisture and keep the roots cool, use mulch around the plants. Mix in some compost for added soil nutrients prior to sowing or transplanting. You can pick kale early as a baby salad green, which can help you thin out your plantings. For a more mature harvest, start picking once the leaves are about 4 inches long. Pick the outer leaves first and the center will continue to grow. Kale is relatively resistant to pests, but can occasionally have issues with cabbage loopers.

Survival Garden Seeds' kale seeds will produce incredible plants that are beautiful, tasty, and nutritious. Choose from a variety of interesting kales we’ve got for you to plant, and find your new favorite leafy green vegetable.

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