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Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights' F1 - Kew Vegetable Seed CollectionBeta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescensLeaf Beet, Spinach Beet

Hardy Biennial

What is Hardy Biennial?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle in two years, growing in
the first year and reproducing and dying in the second. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Can be harvested all year round

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Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 40cm (16in)

Hardy Biennial

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Description

The Kew Vegetable range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Containing a mixture of colourful and unusual vegetables plus reliable staples, they have been specially selected to bring variety to your gardens and allotments as well as the kitchen table.

Arguably the most rewarding crop you can grow! Fast-growing, easy, capable of cropping all year, versatile in the kitchen, nutritious, rarely available in the shops and to top it all - beautiful!

Rainbow chard ‘Bright Lights’ produces vividly coloured stems in a kaleidoscope of pink, yellow, red, white and violet, carrying broad, deep green leaves. It looks fabulous in the veg plot, especially alongside bright annuals.

Best sown successionally and harvested all year whilst still young and tender, autumn plants can be over-wintered with a protective mulch to yield an early spring crop. Both the leaves and the stems can be eaten braised, steamed, sauteed, stir-fried or raw and they’re packed with fibre and nutrients. The only reason you can’t find this excellent vegetable in the supermarket is that it doesn’t store well. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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1 Packet (100 Seeds) (KC9733)

Sowing
Direct sow seed outdoors from March to July, 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.
How to Grow
Grow Swiss chard in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant leaf beet at a distance of 30cm (12") apart, and water thoroughly after planting. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects.
More Info
Water Swiss Chard regularly, particularly during dry periods to ensure that the soil remains moist. Harvest regularly by selecting a few stems from each plant to promote fresh growth and to extend the cropping season.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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