Swiss Chard Bright Lights

Swiss Chard Bright Lights

  • Features: This beautiful leafy green vegetable plant, full of unique colours brings a tasty spectrum to the garden. The colours range from bright reds, to oranges, yellows, pinks, creams, golds, purples and these colours can run the length of the plant's stalk.
  • Maturity: 60 days.
  • Light: Plant in full sun.
  • Soil and water: Prefers a pH of 6.5 to 6.8 to prevent club root disease. To avoid the bitter taste of Swiss chards, make sure the plant gets plenty of water.
  • Spacing: Plant 15-30cm (6-12") apart.
  • Height: 30-45cm (12-18") in height.
  • Garden use: Vegetable garden or raised garden beds. This plant can give the garden an exotic foliage feel wherever its planted.
  • Growing tips: This plant is very forgiving and can be grown in the poorest quality of soil. Frost tolerant. Harvest young leaves for best flavour. Similar taste to spinach.
  • Culinary use: Stir fries, freezes well, steamed.
Mulch between your rows in the garden. This will help reduce weeds and keep the soil moist and cool. Once the leaves reach 25cm (10") long with a dark green colour, they are ready to be harvested. Pick the lower ones first, then work your way up the plant. During the cool frosts, this plant can still be harvested but be mindful since the plant can become brittle due to the frost.

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