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Swiss Chard Seeds, Rhubarb

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Rhubarb Swiss Chard looks like rhubarb, producing bright crimson stalks and dark green leaves. The delicious, vitamin rich leaves and stalks are tasty in salads and as cooked greens. It is also a great variety for freezing.

Latin Name: Beta vulgaris

Seed Type: Heirloom

Online Code: 101667

Product Weight: 4 grams / approximately 190-210 seeds

Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: Wonderful rich flavor

Days to Harvest: 50 to 60 days

Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 10 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")

Row Spacing: 45 cm (18")

Plant Spacing: 25 cm (10")

Best Container Size: 12"+

Planting Instructions: Sow in outdoor rows as soon as the ground can be worked. Place one seed every 3 inches and cover firmly with soil. Prefers full sun. Thin to 6 inches apart when plants are 3 inches tall. Use thinnings as fresh greens. Keep plants heavily mulched and moist.

How To Grow: Swiss Chard Seeds, Rhubarb

Suggestions: Can be harvested all season long by cutting he outer leaves for use and allowing the inner leaves to continue growing.

Preparation Ideas: Rinse and clean leaves in water. Shake leaves to remove water. Let leaves dry on kitchen towel or paper towelling. Heat olive oil in frying pan. Add sliced or chopped garlic and cook garlic until tender and fragrant. Tear or cut swiss chard leaves into pieces. You can cut out and remove the stalks from the leaves if they are thick or your can chop the stalks into 1" pieces and pre sautee in the olive oil/garlic mixture. Fry stalks until tender (approximately 5 minutes). Lower heat add leaf pieces and fry leaves for approximately 5 minutes or until desired doneness. Stir constantly and serve immediately.