Rainbow Chard: Fireworks Seed
80 Organic Rainbow Chard Seeds [approx]
Name: Rainbow Chard: Fireworks
Latin Name: Beta Vulgaris
Description: A beautiful mixture of chard in multiple colours (red, purple, orange, yellow and white). The leaves of this chard are mostly green. Even after cooking, the stems maintain their lovely colour.
Germination Rate: 90%
Seed Origin: Netherlands
Sowing: March to August
Harvesting: May to October
How To Grow Rainbow Chard From Seed: Sow the seeds directly outside in prepared drills. The drills should be 20cm apart. Sprinkle the seeds thinly into the drill. Cover with soil and keep damp.
After the seedlings establish, thin them out to leave a spacing of 15cm between plants. The leaves of the thinned plants can be eaten as the baby leaves. Chard baby leaves can be picked and eaten in as little as 4 weeks.
When Rainbow Chard is fully mature, pick the outside stalks as you need them, to keep the plants producing more leaves and stalks.
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About our Organic Irish Vegetable Seeds
We are passionate about providing high quality organic and open-pollinated seed to all of our customers. The term, open-pollinated seed means, seed that comes from plants where pollination has happened naturally.
Benefits of using open-pollinated seed: These seeds have been around much longer than F1 hybrid or genetically modified seed, therefore they evolve with our environment. The plants they produce are much more genetically diverse and therefore will have a much higher benefit to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Furthermore, using open-pollinated seed means you can produce the same plant the following season from saved seed.
This is not always the case with F1 hybrid and genetically modified seed.