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Comment by Stuart Polkinghorne on September 11, 2013 at 11:13am

ha Rob, love this photo and would love to know where you got the seeds. also what temp are they growing at as I am in the tropics and looking for plant I am able to grow here.

Comment by Rob Nash on February 22, 2013 at 6:06am

thanks Bob, this is a dinosaur kale from High Mowing Seeds in VT. . and yes, i always use gravel. people who know me, have heard me push granite and gravel as the preferred media... cost being the first factor, but then the idea of pH control came along, and at this point i wouldn't consider using anything else.

NOTE>>> do not use regular "pea-gravel"... its just too small. use 70% 3/4" granite gravel, to 30% 3/4" river rock.

this blend is then adjusted to work with your source water.. i.e. high ph tap water would use less river rock and more granite, as the top off water will raise the ph for you, as with an acidic water you would use more river rock.

..i havent adjusted my pH for 2 years.

Comment by Bob Terrell on February 17, 2013 at 9:55pm

Rob, great looking Kale, I mean REALLY great lookingm kale.  What varity is it and is that gravel in  your beds?

Comment by George on February 17, 2013 at 6:24am

Kale is a great fall/winter aquaponics plant. I expect we will always grow it.

Comment by Rob Nash on February 11, 2013 at 6:18am

yea, thats back when i had too many plants and not enough market for the kale... now i have the opposite problem. i tell folks, thats what any kale plant could look like if you dint harvest off of it... i should post a picture of the plants i hit every week... thy look like 4 ft tall palm trees.

Comment by George on February 10, 2013 at 6:19am

kale doesn't stand a chance of having that many leaves at our house.  It gets cut every week, at least.  That's a lot of food.

Comment by Rob Nash on February 9, 2013 at 6:11pm

had to repost this one.

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