Silver beet/chard - Packet

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Sit down to a bowl full of steamed Silver beet Swiss Chard greens, served with a knob of butter and grinding of black pepper, and you’ll thank yourself for choosing to grow this heirloom chard. A true workhorse of the garden, the prolific cut and come-again stems keep producing from early spring through late fall. Harvest the stems; chop and sauté with garlic and olive oil, and then add the leaves to cook until tender. Dinner has never been so easy.
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A native of the Mediterranean, it's unclear why this vegetable was assigned the adjective "Swiss" somewhere along the way. It's been prized by chefs for centuries because of how well it flavors rice dishes, soups, and other recipes. Home gardeners and cooks love it too. Not only is it easy to work with and uniquely flavorful, it's quite a looker as well. The large, dark green leaves have contrasting, deep red veins and stalks, bringing beautiful color to salads and dishes and whatever else you can cook up. Silver Beet chard is a tremendous source of all sorts of vitamins and can be harvested while young and tender for use in its raw form or later when mature as an excellent cooked vegetable. Planting once will create a continuous harvest, treating you to three or more crops per season.
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SKUDL013819
Item Package Size
Packet
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 95 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Beta vulgaris
How To Grow
Direct sow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
11/2 inches
Seed Spacing
6-12 inches
Row Spacing
36 inches
Space After Thinning
12 inches
Days To Germinate
5-10 days
Days To Maturity
70-90
Growth Rate
Medium
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Containers, Ornamental, Edible
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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