Avg seeds/pkt 50
Bright Lights chard is a flavorful and nutritious leafy-green related to beets. Sauté as you would spinach or kale, or add tender young leaves to salads for extra color and flavor.
Chard is a cool weather crop. Start sowing seeds outdoors 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Amend soil with compost and a granular, balanced fertilizer.
Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep and 5 inches apart with 18 inches between rows. Leaves emerge in 7 to 20 days. Mulch to keep moist and to suppress weeds. After a month, thin seedlings to 12 inches apart. For a nearly-continuous harvest, sow every couple of weeks.
Chard does best in consistently moist soil. Water when soil is dry to the touch an inch below the surface. Feed every few of weeks with a side-dressing of compost and a balanced, granular fertilizer. Leaves will reach maturity in 60 days but you can start picking baby chard for salads after 20 days.
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