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Swiss Chard Seeds, Bright Lights

Beta vulgaris
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Bright Lights Swiss Chard produces a brilliant rainbow of color! Plant stems are multi-colored, offering a milder chard flavor as well as a valued ornamental plant. Delicious in salads, quiche or steamed with butter.

  • SKU: 101654
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Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
7 to 10 days
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
60 days
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
12"+
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  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Flavor: Taste is similar to beet greens and spinach
  • Product Weight: approximately 150-160 seeds
  • 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.
  • How To Grow
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
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.
  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 25 cm (10")
  • Row Spacing: 45 cm (18")
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  • Pick young or mature leaves just above the soil line so that plants can grow back for multiple harvests.

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