Growing Lucullus Swiss Chard Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: beta vulgaris subsp vulgaris
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 50 days
- Hardiness Zone: 6+
- Planting Depth: ¼"
- Plant Spacing: 18"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Rich soil with a pH level of 6 to 6.4
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full or Partial Sun
- Diseases/pests: Susceptible to Slugs and aphids
- Color: Green with white stems
- Flavor: Bitter, similar to spinach
The Lucullus Swiss Chard seeds can be planted two to three weeks before the last average frost of the season, half an inch deep in a soil with an ideal pH level between 6 and 6.4. Leave eighteen inches between the seeds to allow enough room for growth. The Lucullus will do best with full or partial sun, and will need to be watered evenly. When the plants are between six and eight inches tall, the leaves can be harvested by cutting them an inch and a half above the ground. If harvested carefully, the plants can produce more leaves that can be harvested again.