Tender, sweet and prolific, this attractive and easy to grow Chard produces savoyed type leaves in different shades of green with bright stems in a palette of gold, crimson, pink, pink-and-white striped, purple, orange, scarlet, white and green. Young leaves are suitable for salads. Grows to 20in. Seed tapes are the easiest way to sow vegetables, the seeds have been incorporated in a bio-degradable paper tape which ensures the correct spacing and minimises the need for thinning. The seeds simply germinate through the tape in position. Sow Apr to Jul direct to the growing position. Prepare the soil in your chosen growing location, removing any weeds and raking to a fine tilth. Make a shallow drill in the soil and simply roll out the tape in the groove. Tape can be cut to suit row length. Cover thinly with soil, water lightly, mark the row with a label and ensure the soil is kept moist. The seed is pre-spaced on the tape; however, you may need to do a small amount of thinning on some varieties as they develop depending on the germination rate achieved.
(Sow: Sept) Swiss Chard –Rainbow Mix Compostable Seed Tape ~ Approx 420 Seeds