Chard: Swiss - Rainbow Mix
Approximately 50 Seeds
Swiss chard Rainbow Mixed has got many different coloured stems and leaves. Closely related to beetroot but has a small inedible root and grown for its attractive and mild flavoured leaves. The leaves can be harvested as baby leaf or fully grown.
- Swiss Chard does not transplant well and does best if the seeds are planted directly in the soil.
- Sow about 6 seeds per foot directly into the garden as soon as soil can be worked in early spring to summer through mid spring. Cover seeds with 1/2 inch of fine soil.
- When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches high thin to 8 to 12 inches apart.
- Use leaves from young thinned plants in salads.
- Start cutting outer leaves when plants are about 8 inches tall for extended harvest, new leaves will grow out from the centre.
- Cut back plants in late summer to rejuvenate them for fall production.
- Swiss Chard is resistant to frost, and can be harvested well after first frost