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Bright Lights Swiss Chard pk/50
Bright Lights Swiss Chard SW1-50
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Bright Lights Swiss Chard pk/50

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42 days. Beta vulgaris. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of flavorful burgundy and green leaves. The stems are full of rainbow colors of gold, orange, red, white, and yellow making it a very beautiful plant. Usually used fresh in salads or lightly steamed. Also used as a delightful garnish. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers.

Lot No: 99532H

Germination: 91%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 22,500

Plant Height: 20” Tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Swiss Chard
Beta vulgaris cicla

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2"55 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"12 - 24" 8"50 - 60 days
Swiss Chard Seed Planting Information:

Swiss Chard does not transplant well and does best if the seeds are planted directly in the soil. Swiss Chard will better tolerate heat if plants are well thinned and air can circulate around them. Plant your seeds outdoors. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked. Maintain constant moisture level throughout the year for best results. Swiss Chard is resistant to frost, and can be harvested well after first frost. Many successive harvest can be made from one planting. Cut back plants in late summer to rejuvenate them for fall production. Plants grow 6 - 20" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly alkaline soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist until seedlings are established. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

You can cut outer leaves as you need them and leave inner leaves to develop.


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by on May 19, 2010

Great Greens. I plant them in borders along with Marigolds, Salvia, Bright Lights Cosmos and other hot colors. They look great, taste good. Just too bad they lose color when cooked unless very lightly stir fried.

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