30-35 Days. Apple Blossom Swiss Chard baby greens can be grown indoors at any time of year and are a nutrient-packed way to get your “green fix” in the dead of winter. Young leaves are great in salads, steamed, stir-fried, added to lasagna, omelets, soups, and stews, and mixed with other greens. Move containers as needed for best light exposure and temperature. Harvest when 2”‒4” tall and enjoy! Detailed sowing instructions inside packet.
This packet sows up to two and a half 10" x 20" flats
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 50°F, ideally 60°‒70°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks until 2 weeks before the first fall frost.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. Sow indoors any time of year, with indoor temperatures 60°–75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks for a continual supply.
Special sowing instructions: Use a shallow container with 1”–2” of potting soil. Sow seeds in a single layer, and cover with 1/8”–1/4” of soil.
Harvesting: When seedlings emerge, the first pair of leaves to show are the cotyledons, which can look very different from the leaves that follow, called “true” leaves. Swiss chard baby greens are ready to harvest 30 to 35 days after sowing, when they have true leaves at 2"–4". Cool growing temperatures may slow germination and growth. Harvest by cutting just above the soil line.
THIS BLEND OF BABY GREENS INCLUDES: (Percent of mix by weight)
Ruby Red Swiss Chard....50%
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard....50%
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