Did you know that there are gorgeous varieties of kale that grow tall enough to be used in bouquets? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss one of fall’s most beautiful cut “flowers” – ornamental kale. They cover the differences between cut-flower and bedding or culinary varieties, when to start your seeds for a fall harvest, the risks of starting too early or too late, how to space your seedlings for the perfect head and stem size, the importance of support netting, pest management, conditioning tips, the variety of leaf shapes and colors in the ‘Crane’ series, flowers to pair with kale, and more. Listen to the podcast and get ready for a spectacular ornamental kale harvest this fall!
The video version of Lisa and Layne’s conversation will be posted to The Gardener’s Workshop’s YouTube channel, where all “Seed Talk” episodes are organized into a playlist. In addition, auto-generated transcripts are available for viewing on YouTube. If there is a question or topic you would like to hear discussed on a future episode of “Seed Talk”, please fill out the form linked below. We would love to hear your suggestions!
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The “Seed Talk with Lisa & Layne” podcast is produced by The Gardener’s Workshop and co-hosted by Lisa Mason Ziegler and Layne Angelo. Lisa is the founder and owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, where Layne works as Seed Manager. Lisa is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers and the publisher of Flower Farming School Online, Farmer-Florist School Online, and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with her on social media. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas of life, including gardening and growing flowers. Thanks for joining us!