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Swiss Chard "Mixed Colors" Seeds (Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla)

$2.95
Item #:
631139
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631139
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

On April 30, 1774, Thomas Jefferson sowed "white beet", another name for leaf-beet or Swiss Chard.  While Jefferson's variety was most likely a green leaf with white ribs, leaf-beet has long been known to come in "many and variable colours," as noted by herbalist John Gerard in 1596.  This packet contains an edible and ornamental mix of white, scarlet, and yellow-ribbed varieties.

Direct sow seeds every 2-4 weeks from early to late spring for a continuous harvest, then again in late summer.  Swiss Chard can be grown in containers, and also tolerates some frost and may overwinter.  Approximately 100 seeds per packet.

 

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Direct Sow 1/2 - 3/4" Thin to 12-16" apart 50-60 6-28"H

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