SWISS CHARD Rainbow Blend
A multi-color Swiss Chard. Its mild tasting and nutritious stalks grow in a rainbow of colors. Use tender young leaves to brighten up salads. Its colors hold to light cooking. Use raw, steamed or stirfried as you would regular swiss chard. Approximately 55 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds directly into the garden as soon as soil can be worked in early through mid-spring. Cover seed with 1/2 inch fine soil.
SPACING: Leave 18 to 24 inches between rows.
THINNING: When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches high thin to 8 to 12 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks, depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination..
Ed's Special Advice
This is one vegetable that can be grown in the landscape because of its decorative value. Can be grown in containers, borders or the vegetable garden. Start cutting outer leaves when plants are about 8 inches tall for extended harvest, new leaves will grow out from the center. Plants grow best in relatively moist fertile soil. Grow during the cooler part of the growing season. Plant in late summer for fall crop. Use leaves from young thinned plants in salads.