Chard – White (Organic)

£2.30

A classic variety with glossy dark green leaves and thick white stems. If you need a leafy vegetable that ‘just grows’ Swiss Chard is a garden essential. 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, vigorous and very productive. You can use the stem and the leaf separately as they have different cooking qualities. Ronja’s favourite recipe is with the whole plant. Sauté onions in some oil with a bit of chilli and the Swiss chard, add some cooked white butter beans, serve with cheese on top – just delicious!
(Approximate seed count – 200)

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When to sow: Feb – Aug

Spacing: 25 x 25cm

Chard tips: Direct sow in shallow drills of 1.5cm depth. When plants are 15cm high, thin to appropriate spacing.

Early sowings can be made in modules starting in February and then transplanted outside 4-5 weeks later to crop May onwards. Sowing after midsummer will provide you with leaves from autumn until the following spring.