Organic Chard – Rainbow

Organic Chard – Rainbow

£1.80

  • EUR: €2.10

A tasty colourful addition to the vegetable bed. With a long growing season and high nutritional value as well as being easy to grow, it’s a great one for the kids.

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Description

Organic Chard: Rainbow. Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris Cicla Group.

This variety has stems in 5 colours where it gets its name from. A member of the beetroot family it’s the leaves and stalks that we eat.

How to grow:
Easy to grow. Outdoors: Sow direct successionally into a well prepared seed bed from beginning of March to end of August. Growing time approx. 6 weeks. Will withstand light frosts at the start of the colder weather. Under protection: Sow Sept and Oct for harvest Dec, Jan, Feb.

Problem solving:
Keep slugs off when young. Mostly disease free. Pigeons love this so protect from them.

Favourite ways to eat them:
Great raw in salads and also really good in stir frys. You can use the leaves to make stuffed “vine” leaves.

Cultural history:
Al beetroots are descended from Sea beet, which is in abundance around the coasts of northern Ireland.

Avg contents:  150 seeds.

Additional information

Weight 0.01 g
Dimensions 13 × 8 × 1 cm

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