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Leaf Beet Rhubarb Chard (Award of Garden Merit)

Description

Leaf Beet seeds - Rhubarb Chard.

RHS Award

The plant forms clusters of leaves tinged red with a deep red rib.The leaves can be gently cooked like Spinach and the ribs treated like Asparagus. Pick young stems and the plant will keep producing new growth. Ideal as a baby leaf and adds colour to salads, with its remarkable red petioles, mid-rib and veins.

Product Part Number: 10515

Pack Size: 100 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.60

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When to sow
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

WHEN TO SOW

March to July

Where to Sow

Sow direct in a well prepared, moist, fertile growing site in full sun or partial shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 2cm (3/4") in drills 35-40cm (14-16") apart. Can also be multi-sown in module cell trays and transplanted to the plot as gaps appear or as decorative patio containers .

What to do Next

Thin seedlings to 7cm (3") apart for 'baby leaves' which will be ready to harvest approximately 2 months from sowing. For larger chards/leaves thin to 20cm (8") apart, for mature plants.

MATURITY

June to October as baby leaf or mature plants

HANDY TIP

A highly nutritious vegetable, leaves can be used as spinach, lightly cook stem ribs and serve with butter. Adds extra colour as a baby leaf in salads. Protect young seedlings with slug control as necessary.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES

Rich in Beta carotene, calcium, iron and folic acid.
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