SILVERBEET Fordhook Giant (Swiss Chard)
Stock: 286 Available
Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable
Seed per packet: 40
Tremendously popular in Europe and Australia this tasty versatile and easily grown vegetable will provide a continuous crop over a long period.
Cook the stalks and eat as celery the leaves are cooked like spinach.
Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils, prefers an open sunny position.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Autumn
Cold: Spring to Autumn
Sow: 10mm deep.
Sow direct or in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when 5-6cm tall.
Germination: 6-7 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 8 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants. Pick leaves continuously to promote new growth.