Swiss Chard Growing Guide
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Crop Rotation Group
Chenopodiaceae (Beet family) ●
Rich soil best but will grow in most places.
Sun or partial shade.
Not usually required.
Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow direct into the ground in mid spring onwards.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Keep well watered in dry seasons.
Pull a few leaves from the outside of the plant regularly from mid summer onwards.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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