Matthew Fallon wrote: hey cool thanks man, we got most of our seed there this season, im getting some compost crop mixes there now actually,maybe ill add one of these on
Yeah bro..Ya should. I'm told with proper nutrition (amending with good compost/worm compost yearly) you can grow these things to up to 10'-20' tall! That's a lot of edible vegetative goodness...and Yeah, bountifulgardens has some nice varied selection.
long island is like 7a , so going by their description its only a "maybe" for me...dont think i'd be seeing 20' tall collard vines lol.you're down in a good climate for them. .hopefully it'll at least overwinter .i'll propagate a bunch of clippings if i can just in case.
john kohler has a lot of these things growing and they seem pretty cool'. been thinking about trying them for a while kinda . heres a vid of his on propagating them
would probably be able to grow them in my greenhouse, as I have swiss chard that regrows ..self seeds..every year..and have had cabbages and broccoli and other coles sprout and come back ..at least one more year.
I want to try more perennial vegetables even if they aren't hardy here, as my greenhouse has food in it year around (although it is quite small)
Bloom where you are planted.
For future reference, if anyone needs tree collard plants in the the Sacramento area, I have them, and will for the foreseeable future. We've got lots of exciting urban food forestry endeavors in the works in Sac - connected to the expanding work of HarvestSacramento.org - and propagating the distributing tree collards is a key early step for me in these works. I've presently got about 100 plants in 1gal pots, most bushed out somewhat to be more productive. Contact me for details.
I just bought 2 acres west of Corning, Ca so wanted to talk further with Dominc.
Do you think they will grow ths far north? We dont get snow at all.
I am wanting to be as sustainable as possible with as little work as I am
"older", . A lot of the property is on a deep slope so loosing a lot
of growing space. Any help is appreciated.
I tried to answer Dominc abut the tree collards but could not get the reply to work.
I hve not moved to Corning yet and not sure when/if that will happen.
Whern I get settled somewher in NOrth CA. I would like to get cuttings
for the tree collards and any other help.