HEIRLOOM Impressively easy to grow and deliciously versatile, swiss chard surrounds us with abundant greens all season from just one sowing! Revel in her vivid mix of crimson, grapefruit, tangerine, gold and silver stems with leaves glowing lime green to dark purple-green. Organic Rainbow Swiss Chard is delicious both as baby as well as full-size leaves.
|100 Seeds||$4.45||In stock|
|200 Seeds||$7.55||In stock|
|400 Seeds||$14.25||In stock|
Planting Method: Direct Sow or Transplant; thrives in containers too
To Direct Sow: Mid-spring (after heavy frosts end) through mid-summer, sow 1 seed per foot, eat as baby greens and/or thin to keep growing for full size.
For Transplanting: ~4 weeks before final frost, sow 2 seeds per cell or soil block and thin to 1. Harden off and transplant after heavy frosts end.
Seed Depth: 1/2 inch Days to Germination: 5 days at 75°F (24°C); 10 days at 60°F (15°C)
Sun Needs: Full/Part
Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 10-12 inches
Days to Harvest: 32 for baby; 59 for full size Height: 1-2 feet
Harvest: Like beets (same Genus, species!), chard will grow 3-5 plants from within a single “seed” — meaning thinning is extra crucial, and the good news is these thinnings are also delicious! At Fruition, we are often harvesting chard through the end of November in the garden and even longer when protected by hoops and floating row cover.