Growing Collard Greens

I planted Collard Green seeds last year in early Fall. The plants came up and I did not cut them down as usual. They survived the winter and now have grown to about five feet tall with yellow flowers on top. What should I do? Should I cut the flowers to promote leaf growth? Will cutting the flowers kill the plants?

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May 20, 20090 found this helpful

You can cut the flowers off. It will not hurt the collards. They will keep growing, enjoy, good luck.

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May 22, 20090 found this helpful

I think that your collard greens will be tougher than usual.

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June 21, 20160 found this helpful

Should I cut flowers on collard greens

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