Rhubarb Chard Seeds
Info: Rhubarb Chard is a vegetable similar to Swiss Chard. It easy to grow, very decorative and tasty. It is a bright broad leaved chard with crimson coloured stems. Eat the young leaves in salads and save the larger leaves for steaming, stir-frying, or chopping and sautéing. Delicious in casseroles and quiches. Chard is a cool weather vegetable and will withstand a mild frost. It does well in containers and has a long harvest period.
Sowing & cultivation: Swiss chard is a prolific grower with a long cropping season, it tolerates partial shade, poor soil and inattention. Sow outdoors from March about 1 cm deep and about 5 cm apart. The harvest starts from May for baby leaf and after 60 days to maturity for bunching.
|Botanical name||Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla|
|Sowing||from March outdoors|
|Location||sunny, well-drained soil|
|Germination temperature||5 - 15°C|
|Germination||7 - 15 days|
|Harvesting||May to September|
|Height||40 - 50 cm|