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Chard Seeds

Chard Seeds (Rainbow)

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RRP: 2.99
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Chard Seeds - Description

  • Mix of Swiss Chard Varieties
  • AKA Spinach Beet or Leaf Beet
  • Packet Size: Approx. 125 Seeds
  • Mixture of Vibrant Stem Colours Including
    • White, Cream, Yellow, Orange, Pink & Red
  • Produces Leaves for Salads
  • High Yielding
  • Can be Harvested Throughout the Year
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner

Chard Seeds - Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing Time: Mid Spring through Summer
  • Sowing Location: Start under protection
  • Can plant or sow directly outside in late Spring
  • Space plants 30cm apart or thin later
  • Harvest: Most the year - once plants have reached 10cm in height
  • Preferred soil: Will do well in average garden soil
  • Prefers pH below 6.5
  • Requires regular weeding
  • Protect against slugs, caterpillars & snails
  • Can be harvested for individual leaves or by lifting the entire plant

Chard Seeds - Advantages

  • Suitable for growing in containers
  • Easy to grow
  • Can be used as 'cut and come again' plant
  • Offers great colour & variety to a salad
  • Great flavour & texture
  • Low cost
  • Can be grown for Winter greens

Index

  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing Time: Sow indoors under cover in mid Spring
  • Can be sown in late Summer for Winter greens
  • Sowing Location: Indoors, thin & then transplant out later
  • Sow in 24 cell seed trays, 3 to 5 seeds per tray, thin later
  • Can be sown directly outside in late Spring
  • Sowing Depth: 1 inch (2.5cm)
  • Using potting compost, soak compost & then sow seeds
  • Cover lightly with compost
  • Position in a bright, frost free location
  • Keep moist

How to Transplant

  • Thin 2 weeks after germination to one seedling per cell
  • Once large enough to handle you can transplant out into the garden
  • Harden off your seedlings first. Place out during the day for a week before planting out
  • Space 30cm apart
  • Soil: A fertile soil which is high in nitrogen is best

Crop Maintenance

  • Chard benefits from a nitrogen rich soil, add fertiliser before transplanting out
  • Thining out: Thin to 30cm between plants
  • Keep weeded & moist at all times
  • If growing for Winter greens, cover rows of crops with cloche, mini tunnel or fleece tunnel
  • Protect seedlings from slugs

How to Harvest

  • Can be grown as a cut & come again crop
  • Harvest once foliage is 10cm tall
  • Cut away leaves at base
  • Give plants time to recover
  • Can be harvested again

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