Chard - Yellow - Beta vulgaris (Cicla group)
Biennial Beautiful green leaves with golden-orange contrasting stem. Used in ornamental edible landscaping. Delicious raw as baby leaves, best steamed when larger.
Soil & Water: Chard prefers moderate soil with plenty of added organic matter and even, moderate water throughout the season.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 1-2 weeks before the last frost, and keep planting every 2 weeks for succession harvest. Chard tolerates light frosts when young, and moderate freezes once established. It can also adapt to warmer summer temperatures.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest outer stalks early, or cut the whole plant to allow a second plant to grow.
Did You Know? Chard contains vitamins A, C, E, and B6, as well as many minerals.
Soil Temperature: 50-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: Array
Days To Maturity: 30-55 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"-5"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 7,100
4 x 8 x 0.75 inches.