Collards - Vates
Collards can be planted pretty much year-round in Florida. This is a large growing plant (up to 30") that loves to grow in our climate. With minimal care, you will get large foot-long blue-green leaves that have a cabbage-like taste.
When to Plant:
- North Florida: January - December
- Central Florida: January - December
- South Florida: January - December
Planting instructions: Plant in a spot with full sun and well-draining soil. Give each plant 12” of space between each other. Sow directly into the garden or start transplants undercover. Plant seeds about ¼ “ deep and water regularly.
Germination time: 5 - 10 Days
Days to Maturity: 75 days
Number of seeds per pack: 30-40
Winter Garden in NE Florida
I'm new to Florida and my summer veggies didn't produce very much. I found FL Gardening while researching better methods. I planted collards and mustard greens, brussel sprouts and spinach in a raised bed garden and they're all doing great. I started the seeds in peat pots and transplanted them into well-prepped soil..