Swiss Chard Five Color Silverbeet Organic Seeds

Swiss Chard Five Color Silverbeet Organic Seeds

Beta vulgaris (Cicla group)

Item #3114

52 days. Improved color mix provides shades of red, yellow, pink, orange and white stems topped with green or dark maroon leaves, often with contrasting deep red veins. Not only colorful, the stems and leaves provide delicious flavor packed with nutrition. A welcome addition to vegetable gardens, flower beds and containers.

This packet sows three 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 8”

Row Spacing:
18”

Thinning:
When 1/2” tall thin to 1 every 8”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow as late as 2 months before first fall frost. In USDA zones 6 or warmer, also sow in late summer for a fall/winter crop.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: To hasten germination, soak seeds for 12 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: Pick the outer leaves as needed when plant is at least 10" tall and let more leaves grow from the center of the plant; or, if desired, harvest the whole plant 2" above ground, and it will grow back. Pick very young leaves, 2"–3" to use fresh in salads.

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