My family has never grown collards. Twice we tried to grow a pack to try. We got exactly nothing. recently we bought some in the store and tried. We liked them but have no idea how to grow them successfully. How should we raise collards? Thanks for the help.
Collards like cool temperatures, may germinate but just sit until it is cool. Either plant very early, or wait and plant in August for fall. They will need water. I don't know what part of Kentucky you are in. You might even be able to plant in September for late October to December. Here in western NYS, I plant in May, they just sit till late August or September, then leaf out nicely. Collards are frost but not freeze-resistant, but a cover will carry them through fairly hard frosts.
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