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SILVERBEET – CHARD – Barese

$3.00

  • Seeds per Pack: 30

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SILVERBEET – CHARD

Spinacia oleracea

Silverbeet is often called spinach but it’s not. It is a close relative of beetroot, but it’s grown for its leaves & stems. The first varieties have been traced back to Sicily, rather than Switzerland! Its leaves & stalk are both edible. A great source of vitamin K, A & C, potassium, magnesium, iron & fiber. High in antioxidants & low in calories. A single serving is merely 35 calories, yet contains more than 300% of your daily Vit K needs. It is also rich in a multitude of B-complex vitamins. Juice it, chop it up & include it in your favorite stuffing mix or pasta sauces. The general rule with Chard is to cook the leaves like you would spinach & the stalks like asparagus.

Dampen seed and leave on moist tissue paper for 1-2 hours prior to sowing. Can be raised in trays of Seed Raising Mix. For sowing direct, cover with mix & keep moist. Spring & early Autumn.

 

Germination Time (Days) 10 – 20
Harvest Time (Days) 50 – 90
Sowing Depth (mm) 10
Plant Spacing (cm) 20 – 35
Row Spacing (cm) 60
pH 6 – 7.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings
Seed Preparation
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