Silverbeet – Rainbow Swiss Chard (20 Seeds) - Beta vulgaris

 

  • A mixture of brightly coloured plants
  • Leaf vegetable
  • Sweet flavour
  • Also known as "Swiss Chard"

 

 

 

Mix of brightly coloured plants with a range of reds, pinks, oranges, yellows & white. Shiny green and bronze crumpled leaves. Stalks are thick and tender. Biennial normally grown as an annual, growing to 60cm.

Chard is known to be a nutritional powerhouse vegetable packed with vitamins, nutrients and health benefits. Rainbow Swiss chard contains high levels of vitamins C, K, E, beta-carotene and the minerals manganese and zinc.

Baby chard leaves can be used as a salad green. Big leaves are used as a substitute for spinach and in tandem with other hardy greens such as kale, leaf mustards and collards. Complimentary ingredients include citrus, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, olive oil, cheeses, cream, and butter. Good for rice and pasta, pie, roasted meats. Also steamed leaves are suitable for a rolling meat or veg dishes. Yummy!

 

How to sow and grow:

 

Method:

Sow direct or raise seedlings

Sowing Depth:

15 mm

When:

Anytime outside of frost

Germination:

7-12 days @ 10-30°C

Hardiness / Life Cycle:

Hardy Biennial

Row Spacing:

50 cm

Plant Spacing:

30 cm

Plant Height:

60 cm

Position:

Full sun, moist well drained soil

Days to Maturity/Flowering:

30-60 days (30 days for baby leaves)

 

*Notes: CARE: Keep well watered. Cut leaves and stalks as required. Remove any flower stems as soon as they appear.

 

 

Lancefield Edible Garden seeds

 

  • Our seeds are sourced locally, well adapted in Macedon ranges environment
  • Our seed varieties are Heirloom and open-pollinated
  • No GMO's
  • No chemically treated
  • Grown in Australian Certified Organic soil, Chemical free spray free
  • Hand-harvest on season
  • High germination rates. Test seasonally
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight

Silverbeet – Rainbow Swiss Chard (20 Seeds)

$3.00Price
    • Our seeds are sourced locally, well adapted to Macedon Ranges environment

    • Our seed varieties are open-pollinated

    • No GMO's

    • Non chemically treated

    • Grown in Australian Certified Organic soil, Chemical free spray free

    • Hand-harvest in season

    • High germination success. Tested seasonally

    • Please store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight