One of the easiest and healthiest vegetables you can grow. A relative of beets that’s rich in minerals and vitamins. The tangy, crumpled leaves are tender and delicious when cooked like spinach or raw in salads.
How to Grow: Swiss Chard grows best in well drained soils with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. Sow seed about 1- 2 cm (1/2-3/4”) deep and 2.5 cm (1”) apart in rows 45 cm (18”) apart starting in mid spring. Sowing every two weeks until early summer will ensure continuous supply. Gradually thin out to 10 cm (4”) apart using the thinnings as baby salad greens.
Harvest: outer leaves first by cutting at the base of the stem then working towards the centre as you go. One packet sows approximately a 6 m (20’) row.