Kale
Kale
Kale
Kale
Kale

Kale

Regular price
$1.00 CAD
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Description

Curated for container and raised bed gardening, each seed pack represents 1 square foot of garden space - Perfect for planning your LifeSpace Garden.

Kale is a perfect container vegetable and it's very easy to grow. Our climate in BC's South Coast is ideal for kale as the flavour improves after it has weathered a few frosts.

Seeds per Pack: 2-3 | Spacing per square foot: 1

All profits from our seed sales go towards cool community partner initiatives that bring people together. Have an idea? Tell us about it!

The biggest reason most gardens fail... is water.

LifeSpace Gardens overcome this challenge by emulating the water tables found in all the most abundant natural environments. This technique is know as sub-irrigation and creates the ideal growing conditions for long term sustainability, convenience and growing success.

  • Save more than 80% of the water consumed by traditional techniques

  • Reduce maintenance from daily to weekly - or less

  • Improve yields and grow healthier plants

    Our patented food safe Self-Watering System will also:

    • Sequester Rain Water

    • Help you overcome droughts

    • Remove the guess work around watering

    • Eliminate mess and offer drainage control

    • Add 2-3x the lifespan to you garden by protecting it from rot

     

     

     

    LifeSpace Wood Finishes

    LifeSpace Gardens Guarantee

    Your LifeSpace Garden is crafted out of Western Red Cedar, harvested from the forests of British Columbia. The natural characteristics and high oil content of this beautiful wood makes it ideal to use outside and withstand the seasonal elements. Cedar, like all natural materials, will season uniquely and accrue it own natural patina and character over time. Small cracks, silvering, knot holes and weathering are all part of this natural process. However, with proper care, your garden can last a lifetime.

    The LifeSpace Guarantee takes this natural process to mind. The wood will age, but the craftsmanship will remain. We guarantee the structural integrity of your LifeSpace Garden & the functioning of your GardenWell sub-irrigation system.

    10 year Warranty:

    Heirloom Planter

    Artifex Planter

    Elevated Heirloom Planter

    Elevated Artifex Planter

    5 year Warranty:

    ProjectGarden Box DIY Kit

    LowRider

    HighRise

    Canopy

    SaladBar

    Process and Exclusions

    We reserve the right to replace or repair as required. Issues we can help with, but not included in the warranty: improper installation or assembly when not performed by a LifeSpace certified installer, puncturing of the liner, aesthetic imperfections, cracking or checking of the wood as it seasons, wood finish/stain, castors or wheels, damage during moving or installation and wood rot from lack of basic maintenance or improper installation.

    Please forward any questions or concerns to info@lifespacegardens.com.

    Return Policy:

    Within 7 days you can return your LowRider, HighRise, SaladBar, Canopy, or Project Garden Box – no questions asked for a full purchase credit. Gardens must be in new condition, and original packaging. Returns can be sent to #8 - 262 E Esplanade, North Vancouver BC, Canada. V7L 1A3. The cost of shipping is not covered in our return policy.

    Our GardenWell Kits and custom built garden models, such as: Heirloom, Artifex, Elevated Heirloom/Artfiex, Harvest Table, and any CondoFarm with engraving or custom finishing are built and assembled to order and not eligible for return and deposits non-refundable.

    Free Shop Pick Up

    Free pick up is offered on all our products from our 1st Street location. Our Shop is conveniently located in the Lower Lonsdale light industrial area, close to the Shipyards and Lonsdale Quay.

    Pickup Location: LifeSpace Planter Pickups
    #6 – 259 East 1st Street
    North Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday

    Call ahead to confirm open hours: 604 770 3090

    Shipping

    Almost all of our products can be shipped across Canada and to the lower 48 States of USA.

    For our smaller gardens such as: LowRider, HighRise and Canopy, shipping is calculated as part of the check out process.

    For our larger gardens such as: Artifex and Heirloom, a custom shipping quote is required, and is part of the "Request a Quote" process.

    Delivery & Installation

    For our local clientele our gardens can be delivered directly to you by the LifeSpace Team.

    We offer both Residential and Commercial installation services throughout the Vancouver area complete with our premium living soil, organic veggie seeds and seedlings, and can provide garden planning and season long support.

    Edible Gardens, Foodscaping and Urban Agriculture are our specialty!

    Spacing

    Plant 1 seed per square foot

    Sun Exposure

    Kale needs 4-8 hours or more of sunlight

    Start Indoors

    Feb, Mar, July, Aug

    Transplant Outside

    Mar, April, Aug, Sep

    Direct Seed

    April, May, June, July

    Harvest

    May, June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, with overwinter potential

    how to grow kale

    Start kale indoors early in the season and transplant them outside from March onwards. Use a seedling tray and plant one seed per cell about 1/2" deep and cover it with soil. After the seedlings start to emerge, wait until they have 3 true leaves to plant them outside. Kale is a biennial and will produce an abundance of leafy greens throughout multiple seasons if it is harvested correctly. As kale grows throughout the season it may need an additional feeding of seaweed fertilizer. If you are planting for a Fall and Winter crop, start the Kale in a seedling tray in July and August and plant it outside by mid- September. 

    Companion Plants View all

    Lettuce
    Dill
    Celery
    Beets

    havesting

    Harvest your leaves by clipping them when they are 4-5 weeks old.  They can also be left to grow a little longer and produce larger leaves. Harvest the bottom leaves or the oldest leaves first, but be sure to leave at least 4 leaves for new growth. Clip leaves as close to the central stalk as possible without damaging the stalk.

    Helpful Tips and Tricks

    Try letting your kale bolt in its second year, It happens in the early spring and is a great early source of pollen for the bees, and the flowers taste sweet and delicious. The flowers and florets are an absolute treat, and can be cooked like asparagus

    Nutrition

    Greens 1 cup: Vitamin A (206%), Vitamin C (134%), Vitamin K (684%), Vitamin B6 (9%), Manganese (26%), Copper (10%), Calcium (9%)

    Preparing and using

    Kale is super rich in nutrients and very versatile in the kitchen. Once harvested place it in an airtight bag or container, and put it in the fridge. It is best used as fresh as possible, but be sure to wash it really well as there might be some cabbage worms hiding