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Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet

Hardy Biennial

 Customer Rating
  • Tasty and nutritious

This exciting RHS AGM Swiss Chard, produces a rainbow of coloured stems that are crowned with large leaves of green or bronze. The flavour is deliciously mild and packed with nutritional content. Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights' can be harvested from mid-summer to late autumn, and after a normal winter, it will re-emerge to give an unbelievably early spring crop! Guaranteed lo brighten the vegetable patch, or why not grow this colourful swiss chard cultivar in ornamental borders. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 40cm (16”).

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May, June, July
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (80 swiss chard seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £2.69
Direct sow Leaf Beet seed outdoors from March to August. Grow Swiss Chard in a well prepared, moist, fertile seedbed in full sun or partial shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½") in drills 30cm (12") apart. Thin seedlings to 7cm (3") apart for 'baby leaves' which will be ready to harvest approximately 50 days from sowing. For larger chards/leaves thin to 15cm (6") apart, or 23cm (9") for mature plants.
Water Swiss Chard regularly, particularly during dry periods to ensure that the soil remains moist. Harvest Leaf Beet regularly by selecting a few leaves from each plant to promote fresh growth and to extend the cropping season.

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Reviews
  1. Too pretty to eat!

    By hazel markland 05-10-2011

    Added this to the allotment but love the colours too much to pick & eat!! ;o) Easy to grow too.

  2. beautiful and tasty!

    By abbe davies 21-08-2011

    I've grown this every year for the past eight years, and I absolutely love it, stunning in the borders aswell as the veg beds,and so versatile, I use the small leaves in salads (still tastes just as good even if it bolts too!), larger leaves used like spinach in just about any recipe, and the stunning stems are great in soups, stews and stir fry. So easy and so very, very hardy, mine survived -18c last year with no protection, and was still producing right through until I dug it up in April to make room for more!!!

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