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Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds - Beta Vulgaris - Delicious & Nutritious

Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds - Beta Vulgaris - Delicious & Nutritious

Quantity: 100+ Seeds


Swiss Chard is a biennial member of the Amaranth family, Amaranthaceae, and is hardy down to zone 7. Of all the Chards, Fordhook Giant is one of the best varieties out there. It may not offer the flashy colours that can are found in Rainbow Chard; however, the leaves are larger than all other cultivars while remaining tender, size is more consistent and uniform, and the flavour is excellent. These plants are easy to grow, and don't require much attention other than regular waterings, and a good layer of mulch. Swiss Chard is disease and pest resistant too.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    It's best to start Swiss Chard seeds as early in the season as possible, but can be planted any time from spring until mid August; we start them here on the farm in February to ensure the roots grow as large as possible. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/8 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. Seeds can take between 2-4 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location in the ground when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 10°C or higher. They do best when spaced every 12 inches. Chard grows best in full sun.

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