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Swiss Chard Bright Lights in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Bright Lights'

 

Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'

Swiss Chard, or Chard, is a leaf vegetable that adds colour to the vegetable garden. The leaves can be eaten young, as baby leaf salad, or, later, as a green vegetable (steamed is best). The stems, which can be white, yellow, red , orange or purple, not only add colour to the garden, but can also be cooked and eaten. 'Bright Lights' has stems of a rainbow of colours, and bronze and green leaves

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plant Features
  • Swiss Chard Bright Lights likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Swiss Chard Bright Lights likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Swiss Chard Bright Lights is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Swiss Chard Bright Lights likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'

Latin name

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Bright Lights'

type

Leaf Vegetable

family

Amaranthaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Swiss Chard Bright Lights likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Swiss Chard Bright Lights is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Swiss Chard Bright Lights likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Swiss Chard Bright Lights likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Swiss Chard Bright Lights is 0.40meters x 0.50meters 0.40 M 0.50 M

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Bright Lights'

Swiss Chard, or Chard, is a leaf vegetable that adds colour to the vegetable garden. The leaves can be eaten young, as baby leaf salad, or, later, as a green vegetable (steamed is best). The stems, which can be white, yellow, red , orange or purple, not only add colour to the garden, but can also be cooked and eaten. 'Bright Lights' has stems of a rainbow of colours, and bronze and green leaves


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Summer

Sow seeds when the soil is a minimum of 50 deg.F. Before sowing, soak the seeds for 15 minutes in warm water, to speed up germination. Make a 1/2" drill, and sow seeds a few inches apart, then cover lightly with soil. Water well

 

Thinning plants

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Thin the seedlings to 30 cms. apart - or 5cms. for baby leaves

 
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