Growing Organic Yellow Swiss Chard Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: beta vulgaris
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 55 days
- Hardiness Zone: 6+
- Planting Depth: ¼”
- Plant Spacing: 6”
- 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
- Pests/diseases: Susceptible to Slugs and aphids
- Color: Dark green leaves with yellow stems.
- Flavor: similar to spinach and beet
Organic Yellow Swiss Chard seeds thrive in zones 6 and above. They should be planted in a soil that is both loose and rich, moist, but well drained. Aim for a soil with a pH between 6 and 7; adding compost and sand to the soil can help to equalize it. These seeds can be started indoors and transplanted outside later on, or sown directly outdoors two to three weeks before the final frost of the season. Be sure to choose an area with full sun and plenty of room. The rows should be 18-24” apart with plants 18” apart. These plants will do well if they are watered often and harvested delicately. Be sure to keep the roots and the base intact when harvesting them so that they can keep growing all summer long.
These delicious swiss chard leaves have a unique yellow shade, and look beautiful when growing in the garden. They are as nutritious as they are delicious, and they grow prolifically in the home garden.
Seeds Per Package:
- 3 g - Approximately 100 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 1,100 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 4,450 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 17,480 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 88,400 Seeds