Beautiful ruby red stems is just one wonderful characteristics of this healthy leafy plant! This is an abundant producer sometimes growing into the fall! Add to salad or saute!
- Seed Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Germination Temperature: 45-65
- Days to Germination: 8-18
- Row Spacing: 18"
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Sun: Full
- Harvest time: 65 days
How to Save Seeds
Chard will cross pollinate with other swiss chard varieties as well as beets. So with that in mind I would suggest only growing one kind of chard or beet since they require a distance of at least 1 mile. Chard is biennial meaning they must be overwintered in order to produce seed the next year. Some gardeners pull them trim the leaves back to 2 inches over the bulb and overwinter them in a root cellar in either damp sawdust or sand. Some gardeners that enjoy warmer winters mulch them and hope they survive the winter temps. Once spring arrives replant them and wait for the seed. Once seed is dry collect and store.