Chard Seeds

Sowing suggestions for chard seed
Direct sow chard seed in shallow drills of 1.5cm depth. When plants are 15cm high thin to appropriate spacing. Make early sowings in modules starting in February and then transplant outside 4-5 weeks later to crop from May onwards. Sowing after midsummer will provide you with leaves from autumn until the following spring.

Chard growing calendar
Crop History
Chard has been cultivated for at least 2000 years in the Mediterranean. Farmers domesticated chard from a leafy plant found in coastal regions known as ‘sea beet’. Other cultivars adapted from this wild plant include beetroot, fodder beet and sugar beet.

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  • Chard - Five Colours 1

    Chard – Five colours (Organic)

    £2.80

    Chard – Five colours (Organic)

    The red, pink, orange, yellow and white stalks contrast with green and maroon leaves. Baby greens are ready in less than 6 weeks – both the tender leaves and stalks are easy to use – fried, steamed, blanched or added to an omelette. This variety of chard is less hardy than others, and doesn’t handle frost as well, so best not relied on as your only winter green.
    (Approximate seed count – 130)

    £2.80
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  • Beet leaf - Perpetual Spinach 3

    Chard – Perpetual spinach/ Erbette (Organic)

    £2.20

    Chard – Perpetual spinach/ Erbette (Organic)

    A traditional Italian variety with narrow leaves and a pale midrib. Perpetual spinach or beat leaf is actually part of the chard family. It tastes similar to spinach but is slightly earthier in flavour.
    Hardy, easy to grow and bolt-resistant in its first season it makes a good replacement for true spinach where growing conditions are difficult.
    A very versatile cut-and-come-again leaf that can be used for salad mixes, as leaf vegetable in pies, pastry, as pizza topping or just steamed or blanched on the side of your meal.
    (Approximate seed count – 200)

    £2.20
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  • Rhubarb chard

    Chard – Rhubarb (Organic)

    £2.20

    Chard – Rhubarb (Organic)

    A very striking variety of chard with dark green leaves and bright red stalks. This ornamental looking chard is worth just growing for its beauty! And it can be used like any other chard or spinach.
    (Approximate seed count – 200)

    £2.20
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  • Swiss Chard White

    Chard – White (Organic)

    £2.20

    Chard – White (Organic)

    A classic variety with glossy dark green leaves and thick white stems. If you need a leafy vegetable that ‘just grows’ Swiss Chard is the right kind of plant. From two sowings, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn, you can have chard almost all year round. In Fred’s words “Chard is just always there, even if you don’t want it, it’s still there.
    This variety is robust, vigourous and very productive. You can use the stem and the leaf separately as they have different cooking qualities but Ronja’s favourite recipe is with the whole plant: Sauté onions, chilli and the Swiss chard in a pan, add some cooked white beans and some spice, serve with cheese on top – just delicious!
    (Approximate seed count – 200)

    £2.20
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