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Rainbow Chard in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Beta Vulgaris

 

Rainbow Chard

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. Rainbow chard or Silverbeet chard, has stalks of different colours - red, white, green and yellow

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plant Features
  • Rainbow Chard likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Rainbow Chard likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rainbow Chard is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Rainbow Chard likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Rainbow Chard

Latin name

Beta Vulgaris

type

Leaf Vegetable

family

Amaranthaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rainbow Chard likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Rainbow Chard is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Rainbow Chard likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Rainbow Chard likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rainbow Chard is 0.40meters x 0.50meters 0.40 M 0.50 M

Beta Vulgaris

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. Rainbow chard or Silverbeet chard, has stalks of different colours - red, white, green and yellow


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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