Chard Green Leaves / Perpetual Spinach

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Description

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla
Family: Amaranthaceae
Stem chard, spinach beet, leaf beet, Perpetual Spinach

 

Leafy vegetable that makes a good alternative to spinach. Recent nutritional analysis has shown that chard is second only to spinach on the world’s healthiest vegetable list. Simply pick the delicious leaves or stems as required for use in salads/garnishes, or steamed. Can be used like ornamental chards, ideal for the flower border. More or less trouble-free crop suited to summer and autumn production. Can be overwintered – will last up to 2 seasons. Use as an alternative ‘cut and come again’ spinach crop.
Days to Maturity: 28 DAYS BABY – 55 FULL SIZE

 


Direct sow: Late April to mid-July. Optimal soil temperature: 10-26°C. Seeds will germinate in 5-12 days
Indoor sow: All Year
Sow 1cm (½”) deep, 5-10cm (2-4″) apart in rows 30-45cm (12-18″) apart.
Harvest at any size,  taking care not to damage the growing point.

Additional information

size

5gr / approx 300-+ seeds

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