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Swiss Chard Beta vulgaris var. cicla

How to sow Swiss chard: Direct seed indoors or outdoors. Transplant seedlings after hardening off.

Sun requirement for Swiss chard: Plant in Full Sun

Swiss Chard has been planted 29 times by Growstuff members.

Swiss Chard is a leafy green vegetable in the Beet family. The thick stems come in a variety of colors including white, pink, red, yellow, orange, and pale green. Chard has large, crinkly leaves with distinctive veins. The leaves and stems are edible and high in nutrients. Swiss chard can be eaten raw, sautéed, baked, or steamed.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

43 weeks

First harvest expected

4 weeks after planting

Height

35cm

Spread

20cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Companions

onion

Photos

Swiss chard crops

Swiss chard plantings

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Swiss chard harvests

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Swiss chard seeds

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Sunniness

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Crop Map

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What people are saying about Swiss chard

State of the Spring Garden

by black_hound,

Finally some seasonably warm weather. The peas are shooting up rather quickly. The [lettuce](crop) has sprouted. Beets are up. [Turnip](crop) are getting their second set of leaves so I will be thinning them out this week. [Radish](crop) going strong. And I believe I saw the [Swiss Chard](cro...

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