“How To Grow Kale In Pots” is a step-by-step guide for growing healthy kale in containers for home use. It covers selecting a container, soil composition, planting, watering, and harvesting. To start, choose a large, deep pot with drainage holes. Fill with a well-draining potting mix and add fertilizer. Plant in the late spring, taking into account your climate. Water often enough to keep the soil moist and mulch or compost around the plants. Harvest the leaves as desired and prune regularly. With proper care, your kale should yield delicious leaves a few weeks after planting.

How to Grow Kale In Pots

Location: Kale does well in pots in both full sun (6-8 hours of sunlight a day) and partial shade.

Soil: Use well-drained, fertile potting soil that’s formulated for vegetables.


  • Fill a pot at least 8 inches deep with potting soil.
  • Mix slow-release, granular fertilizer into the soil.
  • Water the soil until evenly moist.
  • Sprinkle seeds over the soil and lightly cover with 1/4 inch of soil.


  • Water once or twice a week.
  • Feed the plants every 3 weeks with a liquid fertilizer.
  • Thin out the plants as necessary.
  • Harvest the kale when leaves are at least 4 inches in size.

How To Grow Kale In Pots