Growing 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: Cool
- 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
Yellow Swiss Chard Seeds should be sown two to three weeks before the final frost of the season. They can be sown indoors initially and transplanted, or sown directly outdoors. When finding a location for your Swiss Chard plants, be sure to choose an area with full sun. The soil should have a pH around 6.5, and should be rich and moist while also being well drained. Add compost and sand to the soil to keep it light but balanced in pH. Sow the seeds ¼”-½” deep in the soil. Water the seedlings often throughout their growth, which should take around 55 days. After these 55 days, the leaves will be ready for harvest. Either harvest the leaves one by one by disconnecting them at the base of the plant, or remove the entire plant an inch above the soil surface. By leaving the roots and the base in the soil, the plant is likely to continue to grow throughout the summer season.
Swiss Chard is in the beet family, but tastes much more similar to spinach. These Yellow Swiss Chard leaves are delicious and nutritious, and grow prolifically throughout the season, making them an excellent choice for the home gardener.
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
- 25 lb - Approximately 442,000 Seeds