Rainbow Chard Seedlings

Certified Organic

Beta vulgaris

Easy to grow, ornamental, and nutritious.

What's at the end of the rainbow? For gardeners, it's a bountiful harvest; for cooks, it's a delicious meal; for artists it's a colorful plate. This bright chard mix satisfies everyone's end-of-the-rainbow wishes, with succulent-stemmed leaves in shades of red, yellow, orange, and cream. Grow this chard and you'll see: a good garden is more valuable than a pot of gold.

Consider planting in a spot where its ornamental value can be appreciated. It's easy to grow and tends to perform quite well even when slightly neglected. One of the tastiest ways to prepare chard is to heat some oil over low heat in a tall pan, toss in some sesame seeds until toasted, and then toss in a heap of washed chard until it wilts. Add soy sauce and a little sweetener: so good!


4-pack of seedlings $5.49 Pick up in Accord, NY, Jul 31-Aug 3, 2024.

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Direct sow beginning 2-3 weeks before last frost, or start indoors 3 weeks earlier and transplant. In-row spacing should be 8-10" apart (thinnings make great braised greens!). Harvest outer leaves for continual production. Succession sow monthly to provide a steady crop of the most tender, young leaves all season. Chard appreciates fertile soil.

Days to Germination 7-14 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth ½"
Spacing in Row 8-10"
Spacing Between Rows 18-24"
Height at Maturity 12-16"
Width at Maturity 8"
Sun Preference Full to Little Sun

Artwork by Sheryl Humphrey. Sheryl Humphrey's oil on canvas portraits are her vision of the anthropomorphized spirits of nature. Here, her "Lady of the Rainbow Chard" peers through the fronds of her namesake, her serene gaze framed by the exuberance of the colorful leaves.

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