Top down view of collard greens growing in a garden.

Collard Greens

Collard greens are a hearty, leafy vegetable that are a cultivar of cabbage. They have a mild taste that adds amazing flavor to soups, stews and more. Growing collard greens is easy and doesn’t take a lot of time or effort. Use our guides down below to get started. New to growing collard greens? Start here.

Tips for Growing Collard Greens in Winter

Top down image of a collard green plant (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) growing under a light coat of snow.

Did you know you can grow collard greens in the winter months? Collard greens are very cold hardy and a touch of frost improves their flavor and texture. With just a few simple tips, you can enjoy fresh homegrown greens long after other crops have withered. Learn how to grow collards in cold weather in this guide.

What Are the Health Benefits of Homegrown Collard Greens?

A close up of freshly harvested and cleaned collard greens, with light droplets of water on the leaves set on a wooden surface.

You may know collard greens as a Southern side dish staple, but did you know they also offer a multitude of potential health benefits? With plenty of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, collards make a great addition to your diet. And they can be quite simple to grow – a no-brainer to add to your garden! Read more now.

How to Harvest Collard Greens

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Collards are delicious, nutritious greens you can grow in the home garden, but they taste best when you pick them at the right size and before the plants bolt. This guide explains how to time the collard harvest for maximum flavor and optimal texture, with tips for picking baby leaves and full-size greens.

7 of the Best Collard Greens Varieties to Grow at Home

A close up, top down picture of a large Brassica oleracea var. acephala, aka collard greens, growing in the garden, with large dark green leaves and light colored veins.

Want to grow your own collard greens in the garden? These veggies are a Southern favorite, packed with fiber and healthy nutrients. Delicious raw or cooked, growing your own leafy greens is the best way to add more to your diet. Select your favorite cultivar from our roundup of top picks. Read more now.

How to Grow Collard Greens, A Taste of Southern Culture

Close up of a collard greens plant, the large outer leaves showing some signs of pest damage, with holes in the leaf. The smaller, central leaves are a brighter green, contrasting with their light green veins and stalks. In the background is soft focus garden soil.

How would you like to put some soul into your vegetable garden, and your cooking? Learn all about raising nutritious collard greens, an easy-to-grow leafy member of the cabbage family. It brings to the table a rich cultural history indigenous to the American South. Check out our growing tips now.