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Georgia collards
Plant Care Instructions By Julie Bawden-Davis

This variety features tender, blue-green leaves and has a mild cabbage-like flavor. Grows 2 to 3 feet high and 1 foot wide. The plant is a biennial, but often grown as an annual. It thrives in cool weather, at which point it tastes the best, especially if nipped by frost. The plant is also heat tolerant, however, and can be grown during warm months..

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 22, 23, 24
USDA Zones : 10a, 10b
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • February
    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • March
    • Buy

        Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Sow Seeds

         Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Fertilize

        When planting, amend the soil with compost and an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Mulch

        Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants once they are established and growing.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • April
    • Buy

        Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Sow Seeds

         Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Fertilize

        Feed once with an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Mulch

        Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants once they are established and growing.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • May
    • Buy

        Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Sow Seeds

         Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Fertilize

        Feed once with an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • June
    • Fertilize

        Feed once with an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • July
    • Fertilize

        Feed once with an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • August
    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Mulch

        Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • September
    • Buy

        Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Sow Seeds

         Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Fertilize

        When planting, amend the soil with compost and an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Mulch

        Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants once they are established and growing.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • October
    • Buy

        Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

    • Plant

        Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Sow Seeds

         Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

    • Fertilize

        When planting, amend the soil with compost and an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Mulch

        Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants once they are established and growing.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

    • Treat for Pest/Disease

        Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

    • Transplant

        Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • November
    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • December
    • Water

        Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

    • Harvest

        Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

            • April

              Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

            • May

              Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

            • September

              Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

            • October

              Buy seed or transplants from the nursery.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

            • April

              Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

            • May

              Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

            • September

              Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

            • October

              Plant transplants in a full sun or light shade location.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

            • April

              Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

            • May

              Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

            • September

              Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

            • October

              Sow seed outdoors in the ground or containers in a full sun or light shade location.

          • Fertilize

            When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • March

              When planting, amend the soil with compost and an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

            • April

              Feed once with an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

            • May

              Feed once with an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

            • June

              Feed once with an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

            • July

              Feed once with an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

            • September

              When planting, amend the soil with compost and an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

            • October

              When planting, amend the soil with compost and an organic fertilizer containing nitrogen, such as a 10-10-10.

          • Water

            Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • February

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • March

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • April

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • May

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • June

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • July

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • August

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • September

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • October

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • November

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

            • December

              Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Avoid letting plants dry out.

          • Prune

            When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Mulch

              Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • March

                Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants once they are established and growing.

              • April

                Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants once they are established and growing.

              • May

                Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants.

              • June

                Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants.

              • July

                Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants.

              • August

                Maintain a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants.

              • September

                Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants once they are established and growing.

              • October

                Apply a 1- to 2-inch layer of shredded bark around the base of the plants once they are established and growing.

            • Protect

              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Pest/Disease Inspection

                What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • March

                  Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

                • April

                  Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

                • May

                  Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

                • June

                  Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

                • July

                  Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

                • August

                  Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

                • September

                  Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

                • October

                  Check for aphids, caterpillars and worms.

              • Treat for Pest/Disease

                How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • March

                  Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

                • April

                  Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

                • May

                  Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

                • June

                  Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

                • July

                  Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

                • August

                  Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

                • September

                  Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

                • October

                  Treat aphids with a strong spray of water, and control caterpillars and worms by handpicking and/or using Bacillus thuringiensis.

              • Transplant

                When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • March

                  Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

                • April

                  Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

                • May

                  Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

                • September

                  Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

                • October

                  Transplant in a full sun or light shade location, burying the stem halfway.

              • Propagate

                When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

                •  Jan
                •  Feb
                •  Mar
                •  Apr
                •  May
                •  Jun
                •  Jul
                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Harvest

                  When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

                  •  Jan
                  •  Feb
                  •  Mar
                  •  Apr
                  •  May
                  •  Jun
                  •  Jul
                  •  Aug
                  •  Sep
                  •  Oct
                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • January

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • February

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • March

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • April

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • May

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • June

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • July

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • August

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • September

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • October

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • November

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                  • December

                    Harvest leaves by removing them from the outside of the cluster.

                • Special requirements

                  Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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                  •  Sep
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