|Germination||Start indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost. Plant seedling about 3-4 weeks before last frost. For fall planting, direct sow (or transplant) Jul-Aug.|
|Requirements||full sun, prefers well-drained alkaline soil, moderate water needs|
|Antagonists||broccoli, strawberries, tomatoes|
|Harvest||Harvest smaller heads for more tender leaves. Larger heads are better for storage.|
|Uses||edible*(leaves, seeds), utility (dye)|
|Breed Status||Open Pollinated|
|Saving Seeds/Propagation||Depending on climate, may require over wintering. Replant early spring. Dry mature seedpods.|
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