Swiss Chard Growing Guide

Swiss Chard

Crop Rotation Group

Chenopodiaceae (Beet family) 

Soil

Rich soil best but will grow in most places.

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Onion, Onions, Beetroot and Cabbage.

Spacing

Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into the ground from mid spring onwards.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Keep well watered in dry weather

Harvesting

Cut a few leaves from the outside of the plant regularly from late spring onwards.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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