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Chard

Product information

€ 2,99 € 1,50

Description

Chard is one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Ours has beautifully colored stems. It grows quickly and is naturally pest- and disease-resistant. 

Temporarily 50% discount

Free delivery from € 30

In the app

Sowing: 1 April - 15 August

Level 1

seeds are sown

0 - 6 days

Level 2

first seedlings

6-11 days

Level 3

thinned seedlings

1-3 weeks

Level 4

little plants

3-6 weeks

Level 5

first harvest

6-11+ weeks

Sowing time: April to Mid-August
Height: 30-50 cm
Contents: 1 gram
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  • The app helps you with almost everything you do in your vegetable garden: sowing, tending, and harvesting.
  • If something goes wrong, the app tells you what steps to take.
  • If that doesn’t work, you can ask us for advice.
  • If that still doesn’t help, we’ll look for other solutions together. Until we get it right.

Chard

Chard germinates easily, grows quickly, and has no trouble with pests or snails. The plants get huge and you can harvest leaves pretty much all year long.
  • Species name: Bright Lights
  • Family: leaf
  • Plants per square patch: 4
  • Height: 30 to 50 cm
  • Sowing time: April to mid-August
  • Sowing depth: 1 - 1.5 cm
  • Germination time: 12 - 18°C in 5 - 12 days
  • Time to harvest: after 7 weeks
  • Sunlight: can grow in sun or shade
Want to buy chard seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or you can get them as part of a seed pack:

Sowing and growing

Chard can be sown from early April to mid-August. You can sow the seeds in your garden box or grow bag, no pre-sowing needed. 4 plants fit in a 30x30 cm square patch.
Chard seeds germinate easily and the plants grow quickly. You just have to water them, that’s it. Diseases and pests leave chard pretty much alone.

You can start to harvest the leaves after about 7 weeks. Cut them a few centimeters above the soil line. Leave the center of the plant so new leaves can continue to grow from it.

You keep harvesting until it starts to freeze. The plants can survive mild winters and grow again in the spring. The leaves remain harvestable until the chard goes to flower. Then it’s time to say goodbye.

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are included in the Planty Gardening app. 

How do you use chard?

Chard is often used as an alternative to spinach. The flavor is similar: it tastes like a cross between spinach and beet leaves.

Young chard leaves are delicious in salads. The older leaves and stems can be blanched, tossed in a stir fry, or added to mashed potatoes.

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