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Leaf Beet Swiss Chard

Description

Leaf Beet seeds - Swiss Chard is also sometimes called Seakale beat. It produces a bushy plant with glossy dark leaves and a thick white rib. Use the deep green leaves in place of spinach. The white mid-ribs are delicious when cooked like asparagus. Pick young leaves regularly for constant cropping. The overall size this plant reaches is 45-50cm tall.
Hardy Biennial

Product Part Number: 10516

Pack Size: 250 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.50

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When to Sow Swiss Chard Seeds

March to July. Germination takes 7-14 days.

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.

What to do Next

As seedlings appear, gradually thin until 20cm (8in) apart. Leaves are best harvested by pulling rather than cutting.

Maturity

June to October

Handy Tip

Ideal for stir-fry cooking. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water when boiling the stalks to preserve the white colour.

Nutritional Values

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