Rainbow Swiss Chard
days to maturity: 28 baby, 55 full
plant spacing: 1 per square foot
sunlight requirements: 4-14 hours
look out for: worms tucked under leaves
harvest notes: harvest outer leaves anytime. leaves are edible at any stage of growth.
Rainbow Swiss Chard is a crowning showpiece in any home garden due to its brilliant spectrum of bright stalks. Tender leaves are delicious cooked and raw, stems can be eaten pickled, raw or cooked. Swiss chard is high in vitamins A, K, and C. It is also rich in minerals, dietary fiber, and protein. Chard can be grown in little groupings of 2-3 plants so each of our potted plants contains a few so you can get more yield from your planting. Chard leaves can be eaten at any age including tiny baby sprouts, so whenever you want some chard just snip the individual leaves at the base leaving the growing tip intact.