How To Grow Swiss Chard

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Many people sometimes confuse swiss chard with spinach, and if you look at the two side by side you will be able to tell why. Along with your Spinach, it is always a great idea to grow swiss chard in your home garden too.

Jarret Mann from Stone Soup farm recommends you plant your first seeds just before the last frost, in spring and then in succession every throughout the summer. There are a few different varieties available. I like the bright lights variety with its rainbow colors.

How To Grow Swiss Chard

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

Use a small spade to make rows on your prepared raised bed, and directly plant your seeds an inch apart. Swiss chard can also be planted in clusters. Germination takes about 7 to 10 days.

Sandy loose soil is the best choice, however it can be grown in almost many different soil types too. Keep your swiss chard well watered and weed free for the whole season.

Swiss chard should be ready for harvest within 4 to 6 weeks. Removing the outside leaves only when you harvest, will allow the plant to keep producing more new leaves for months.

You can watch this video, on how to grow swiss chard…


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