Swiss chard is a very versatile green leafy vegetable closely related to beets that has a wide range of culinary uses, often serving as a substitute for spinach. The seed collection offered here is a mixture of different colors. Direct sow 1/2" deep after heavy frosts or sow indoors 5-6 weeks before transplanting. Soaking seeds overnight helps in germination. Thin or transplant 4-6" apart in rows 12-18" apart. Harvest by cutting or snapping off leaves as desired usually beginning in 50-60 days.
Beta vulgaris, Swiss Chard
- Height: 12-18". Spread12". Direct sun. Average moisture. Direct sow or start indoors. 50-60 days to maturity.