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Swiss Chard Ruby Red Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds
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Swiss Chard Ruby Red Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

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Beta vulgaris (Cicla group)
2.0 grams

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.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2?

Seed Spacing:
A group of
2-3 seeds 
every 6?-8?

Row Spacing:
18?

Thinning:
When 1/2? tall 
thin to 1 
every 6?-8?


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 50 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

Feature: 736210312953
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