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Fordhook Giant Chard Seeds (Organic)

Fordhook Giant Chard Seeds (Organic)

Giant Greens, Giant Nutrition

Introducing Giant Chard, scientifically known as Beta vulgaris var. cicla. This leafy green has its roots in the Mediterranean and is celebrated for its stunning appearance. Its broad leaves come in vibrant colors like deep green, crimson, and golden yellow, making it an attractive addition to gardens and kitchen menus.

To grow Giant Chard successfully, it's important to provide the right conditions. It prefers well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. While it thrives in full sun, it can also tolerate some shade, offering flexibility in your garden.

Plant the seeds directly in your garden bed, spacing them about 12 inches apart. During the 7-14 day germination period, make sure the soil stays consistently moist. As the plants grow, thin them to a spacing of 18-24 inches to give them room to thrive.

When it's time to harvest, focus on removing the outer leaves. This encourages the plant to keep producing fresh greens, providing you with a steady supply of nutritious options for your meals.

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Description

Introducing Giant Chard, scientifically known as Beta vulgaris var. cicla. This leafy green has its roots in the Mediterranean and is celebrated for its stunning appearance. Its broad leaves come in vibrant colors like deep green, crimson, and golden yellow, making it an attractive addition to gardens and kitchen menus.

To grow Giant Chard successfully, it's important to provide the right conditions. It prefers well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. While it thrives in full sun, it can also tolerate some shade, offering flexibility in your garden.

Plant the seeds directly in your garden bed, spacing them about 12 inches apart. During the 7-14 day germination period, make sure the soil stays consistently moist. As the plants grow, thin them to a spacing of 18-24 inches to give them room to thrive.

When it's time to harvest, focus on removing the outer leaves. This encourages the plant to keep producing fresh greens, providing you with a steady supply of nutritious options for your meals.

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Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Succession Planting

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Winter
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Biennial
Plant Family : Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun

Planting & Care

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. Plant after spring frosts to avoid bolting. 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.

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