Peppermint Chard

Quick Facts:

    • Hot pink stem margins fade to white
    • Dark green, savoyed leaves
    • Great for fall and winter harvests
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 55-60 days

Peppermint Chard

Description:

Plant Peppermint Chard seeds in your organic vegetable garden for delicious, striking chard plants. Dark green, savoyed leaves top pink and white striped petioles on this striking and unique variety. The margins of each stem are hot pink, fading to white in the middle. Peppermint chard seeds are a good candidate for fall and early winter harvests. The pink margin on each stem will get larger and darker as the plant matures, but the nutrition remains high at all growth stages from microgreens to baby greens, to full size Swiss chard.

Matures in 55-60 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
3g (approx. 168 seeds) SW763A $4.29 In stock $0.00
10g (approx. 560 seeds) SW763B $9.99 Unavailable  
25g (approx. 1400 seeds) SW763C $16.99 Unavailable  
100g (approx. 5600 seeds) SW763D $48.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Hot pink stem margins fade to white
    • Dark green, savoyed leaves
    • Great for fall and winter harvests
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 55-60 days

How To Grow

The succulent leaves of Swiss chard can be used much like spinach. You can even use the big ones for wraps like cabbage rolls. The colourful stems can be cooked like asparagus. Enjoy the small leaves in salad. They grow easily and well in our climate and stand in the garden for many months, giving a long harvest from one planting. Continue reading below for some useful tips on how to grow Swiss chard from seed.

Latin
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Family: Amaranthaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun

Timing
Direct sow any time from early spring to mid-summer. Chard is moderately winter hardy and may perform into the following spring where winters are mild. Optimal soil temperature: 10-30°C (50-85°F). Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days.

Starting
Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep, spaced 10-30cm (4-12″) apart in rows 45cm (18″) apart.

Days to Maturity: From direct sowing.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Swiss chard prefers loose, deep, and fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. Plenty of consistent moisture is required, especially as plants grow larger. It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade in summer. A liquid fertilizer or compost tea applied twice during summer will keep chard growing well.

Harvest
For salad mix, seed more densely and cut as baby leaves. Cut individual mature stalks using the large outer ones first.

Seed Info
In optimal conditions at least 75% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 220 seeds, per acre: 64M seeds.

Companion Planting
Beans, Brassicas, and onions make the best companions for chard.

More on Companion Planting.

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