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Leaf Beet Rainbow Chard
Rainbow Chard Seeds
Beta vulgaris. Bring colour to your vegetable garden with rainbow chard! A lovely mixture of various red, orange and yellow coloured stems with leaves that can be used as baby leaf for salads or delicious cooked when fully grown. Rainbow chard is an excellent choice to replace spinach in various recipes, and add a vibrant colour to your dish. These can be slow to bolt but will eventually grow to heights of 45cm and spread to 30-40cm wide.
Product Part Number: 10521
When to sow
When to Sow Rainbow Chard Seeds
March to July
Where to Sow
Sow direct in a well prepared, moist, fertile open ground and position 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.
June to September as baby leaf or mature plants. March/April sowings can be harvested from June onwards.
Not just a pretty face but a highly nutritious vegetable, leaves can be used as spinach, lightly cook stem ribs and serve with butter.
Rich in beta carotene calcium, iron & folic acid.