Growing collard greens

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Can I plant collards in mid-November? Will they come up from seeds?

Todd Warden more than 1 year ago

Too late for seeds

Mid-November is probably too late to plant collard seeds directly outdoors. Even though collards are a cool-season vegetable, the optimum soil temperature for germinating their seeds is 85 F. Soils are generally well below that in November, so germination and growth would be much slower. If you are in the coastal plain, you could plant transplants in November. Otherwise, you could start seeds indoors in early January in preparation to transplant to the garden in February. Check these links for some helpful resources:

Collards fact sheet: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/vegetables/crops/hgic1307.html

Starting seeds indoors: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/vegetables/gardening/hgic1259.html

Planning a garden: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/vegetables/gardening/hgic1256.html

diane (www.scliving.coop) more than 1 year ago

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