Chinese Kale - Kailaan
Chinese Kale, or Kailaan as it is known, is a Chinese broccoli which would make for an interesting substitute for standard broccoli with your dinner. It is slightly tangier in flavour than regular broccoli. This is a white flowered variety. The flowers, leaves and stem can be eaten but the stem usually needs the skin peeled off. It is fast growing, approximately 60 days from transplanting and can be sown all through the growing season.
Sow thinly, from May to September, direct into the growing in rows 10cm apart or broadcast. Thin the seedlings as they grow to 5cm apart. When the seedlings are 15cm tall, transplant to the growing site with a spacing of 25cm between plants.