50-60 days. Ruby Red chard will beautify your garden as well as your plate! A vigorous grower with a long growing season, it will provide fresh greens from early summer into fall, and year-round in mild climates. Packed with vitamins and minerals; young leaves are great for salads; any size leaves can be steamed, stir-fried, added to lasagna, omelets, soups and stews, and mixed with other greens. Good container variety.
This packet plants two 10 foot rows.
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When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 50ř F. Sow as late as 2 months before fi rst fall frost. In USDA zones 6 or warmer, also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.
When to start inside: Not recommended.
Harvesting: Pick the outer leaves as needed when plant is at least 10" tall, and let more leaves grow from the middle of the plant; or, if desired, harvest the whole plant 2" above ground, and it will regrow. Pick very young leaves, 2" - 3" to use fresh in salads.
Artist: Carolyn Crawford