The Old Farmer's Almanac Swiss Chard Seeds (Rainbow Mixture)

(SHIPS MARCH 1ST 2021) Lovely as a decorative ornamental, or as a colorful replacement in any dish that calls for Spinach, Rainbow Swiss Chard has vivid red, yellow, pink, white, and orange stems with dark green leaves. Each 5 Gram packet contains approximately 150 ;premium, non-GMO, heirloom seeds.
  • $2.49

Select a location with some sunshine; and sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked. (In areas with mild winters chard can be planted at any time of the year.) Prior to seeding, soil should be cultivated and enriched with vegetable food. Chard is sensitive to acidic soils and prefers a pH of 6.0-6.4. After seeding, lightly firm soil over seeds. Water regularly and feed every 4-6 weeks. When chard is 6-10" tall, harvest outer leaves by cutting with a sharp knife to encourage additional growth.

For best results harvest  only a few older, outside leaves, at a time from each plant allowing younger leaves, int he center, to continue growing for additional harvests all season long.

Swiss chard is rich in vitamins with Calcium, Iron and Vitamins A, B1, B2, Niacin and C.

Wit & Wisdom: Swiss chard originated in -- you guessed it -- Mediterranean Europe! Oddly enough, chard is not native to Switzerland at all. According to legend, a Swiss botanist was responsible for determining chard's scientific name and the "Swiss" just stuck! Read The Old Farmer's Almanac Swiss Chard Growing Guide!

The Old Farmer's Almanac Swiss Chard Seeds (Rainbow Mixture)

Weight 5 Grams
Country of Origin United States
Packaging Packet
Seed Type Non-GMO, Premium, Heirloom
Growth Medium Soil
Life Cycle Annual
Hardiness Zone USDA 6-13
Seed Count Approximately 150 Seeds
When to Plant Spring and Early Fall
Packed for Year 2021
Scientific (Latin) Name Beta Bulgaris Subsp. Circla
Planting Depth 1/2 Inch
Plant Spacing 8-12 Inches
Row Spacing 18-30 Inches
Time to Germination 7-10 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 50-65 Days
Fruit / Vegetable Size 6-10 Inches Tall