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Rainbow Chard

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  • The colors become more distinct when chard is mature.

Rainbow Chard

Beta vulgaris

Certified Organic Seed

Colorful, edible landscaping selection.

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Other names for this colorful and tasty type of Swiss Chard include Bright Lights and Five Color Silver Beet. Its ruby and golden stems and bold green leaves arch exuberantly toward the sun (when the sun is really bright it seems to penetrate these stems, making them glow). Consider planting in a spot where its ornamental value can be appreciated. It's easy to grow and tends to perform quite well even when slightly neglected.

One of the tastiest ways to prepare chard is to heat some oil over low heat in a tall pan, toss in some sesame seeds until toasted, and then toss in a mess of washed chard until it wilts. Add soy sauce and a little sweetener: so good!

Number of Seeds 75 seeds
Spacing in Row 8 to 10 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 to 24 inches
Planting Depth ½ inch
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Height at Maturity 12 to 16 inches
Width at Maturity 8 inches
Direct sow beginning 2-3 weeks before last frost, or start indoors 3 weeks earlier and transplant. In-row spacing should be eight to ten inches apart (thinning makes great braised greens!). Harvest outer leaves for continual production. One sowing will provide harvestable greens all season, though it's smart to do a mid-summer sowing in case disease pops up. Sowing monthly in succession would provide a steady crop of the most tender, young leaves. Like all plants harvested for their leaves, chard appreciates fertile soil.

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