Rainbow Mix Chard (Beta vulgaris var. cicla) Non GMO Organic - Vegetable
Rainbow Mix Chard, scientifically known as Beta vulgaris var. cicla 'Rainbow Mix,' is a delightful and colorful assortment of Swiss chard varieties that can transform your garden into a vibrant, edible tapestry. This mix is a kaleidoscope of stems in shades of red, orange, yellow, and pink, making it a visually stunning addition to any garden.
Rainbow Mix Chard not only adds a burst of color to your garden but also provides a delightful and nutritious addition to your meals. The array of stem colors makes it a favorite among both gardeners and cooks. Enjoy the visual and culinary diversity that Rainbow Mix Chard offers in your garden and on your plate.
- 1. **Choose the Right Location:** Select a sunny to partially shaded location in your garden for planting Rainbow Mix Chard. Swiss chard thrives in well-drained soil with good organic content.
- 2. **Planting:** Rainbow Mix Chard can be grown from seeds. Sow the seeds directly in your garden. Plant them about 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart in rows. Ensure rows are spaced at least 12 inches apart to allow the plants room to grow.
- 3. **Watering:** Maintain consistent soil moisture, but avoid waterlogging. Swiss chard prefers even moisture levels, so water regularly, especially during dry spells.
- 4. **Thinning:** As the plants grow, thin them to maintain proper spacing. The young plants you thin out can be harvested as baby greens for salads.
- 5. **Fertilization:** Apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer following the package instructions to encourage robust growth.
- 6. **Harvesting:** Rainbow Mix Chard is ready for harvest when the leaves are of sufficient size, typically 6-8 weeks after planting. Harvest the outer leaves, allowing the inner ones to continue growing. The colorful leaves can be used in salads, sautés, and various culinary dishes.
- 7. **Pest and Disease Control:** Keep an eye out for common garden pests such as aphids and leaf miners and take appropriate measures for pest control, if necessary.
- Seed count: 2 grams