Swiss Chard Rhubarb

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An attractive and delicious vegetable used much the same as spinach. Plant produces excellent yields of dark green leaves with crimson stalks and veins. Dark green leaves are slightly rumpled.

  • Seed Count: 650

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Swiss Chard Rhubarb

Swiss Chard Rhubarb. An attractive and delicious vegetable used much the same as spinach. Plant produces excellent yields of dark green leaves with crimson stalks and veins. Dark green leaves are slightly rumpled. Easy to grow and high in vitamin content. Approximately 60 days to maturity. Plants grow 6 – 20″ tall.

 Cultivation Advice Swiss Chard Rhubarb

Days to Germination: 7-14

Days To Harvest: 60

Planting Depth: 1/2 inch

Spacing, Row: 18-24 inches

Spacing, Plant: 8-12 inches

Light: Full Sun

  • Swiss Chard does not transplant well and does best if the seeds are planted directly in the soil.
  • Sow about 6 seeds per foot directly into the garden as soon as soil can be worked in early spring to summer through mid spring.
  • Cover seeds with 1/2 inch of fine soil. When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches high thin to 8 to 12 inches apart.
  • Use leaves from young thinned plants in salads. Start cutting outer leaves when plants are about 8 inches tall for extended harvest, new leaves will grow out from the centre.
  • Cut back plants in late summer to rejuvenate them for fall production.
  • Swiss Chard is resistant to frost, and can be harvested well after first frost