A member of the cabbage family collard greens growing in the heat may bolt how to grow collard greens the best collard greens growing environment is one with moist fertile soil the area chosen for collard greens planting should be in full sun plant seeds in rows at least 3 feet 9 m apart as growing collard greens get large and need.

Collard greens have been cooked and used for centuries the southern style of cooking of greens came with the arrival of african slaves to the southern colonies and the need to satisfy their hunger and provide food for their families though greens did not originate in africa the habit of eating greens that have been cooked down into a low gravy and drinking the juices from the greens known.