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Leaf Beet Rhubarb Chard Red

Description

Rhubarb Chard Red adds colour to your salad with its remarkable red mid ribs and veins. Alternatively it can be grown on to use like spinach. These plants grow to around 40-50cm tall.

Product Part Number: 85258

Pack Size: 60 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.50

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When to Sow Red Rhubarb Chard Seeds

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.

Harvest

May to September as baby leaf or mature plants

Handy Tip

Not just a pretty face but a highly nutritious vegetable, leaves can be used as spinach, lightly cook stem ribs and serve with butter.

Nutritional values

Rich in beta carotene calcium, iron and folic acid. 
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