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SILVERBEET Bright Lights (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris

Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Amaranthaceae

Subfamily: Betoideae

Characteristics: Annual

Seed per packet: Approx 20

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A colourful Silverbeet with green and bronze leaves and striking stems in many different colours.

Harvest the baby leaves in around 28 days or at full size at 55 days. Use young leaves in salads, steam or stir-fry mature leaves.

A rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibre makes it an excellent choice for healthy eating. Suitable for pots or the vegetable patch.

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.

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