Swiss Chard - Red Rhubarb - Bali Chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) Chard Non GMO & Organic Red Heirloom Vegetable

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Swiss Chard - Red Rhubarb (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) Chard Non GMO & Organic Red Heirloom Vegetable

Annual

Height 18-24 in

Swiss Chard - Red Rhubarb (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) is an exquisite heirloom vegetable celebrated for its stunning red stems and dark green leaves. This non-GMO and organic variety ensures a pure and wholesome growing experience, making it an excellent choice for home gardeners seeking both visual appeal and nutritional richness.

Germination Information:

  1. Germination Time:** Swiss Chard - Red Rhubarb typically germinates within 7-14 days under optimal conditions.
  2. Temperature:** Maintain a soil temperature between 50-85°F (10-29°C) for successful germination.
  3. Depth:** Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep in well-draining soil.
  4. Seed Spacing:** Plant seeds 2 inches apart, and thin seedlings to 6-8 inches apart after the first true leaves emerge.
  5. Pre-soaking:** Consider soaking seeds in water for 12 hours before planting to enhance germination rates.

Growing Instructions:

  1. Soil Preparation:** Choose well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. Amend the soil with organic matter such as compost for nutrient enrichment.
  2. Planting:** Sow seeds directly in the garden or start indoors, transplanting seedlings once they are robust. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep, spaced 2 inches apart, and provide 18-24 inches between rows.
  3. Sunlight:** Ensure the chard receives full sun to partial shade, equivalent to 6-8 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth.
  4. Watering:** Maintain consistent soil moisture, providing approximately 1-1.5 inches of water per week. Swiss Chard benefits from even moisture throughout the growing season.
  5. Thinning:** Thin seedlings to 6-8 inches apart once they develop their first true leaves, promoting the healthiest plants.
  6. Fertilization:** Apply a balanced organic fertilizer during planting and provide a side dressing midway through the growing season to support robust growth.
  7. Harvesting:** Begin harvesting outer leaves when they reach 6-8 inches in size, encouraging continual production.

Key Information:

  1. Variety:** Red Rhubarb Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris)
  2. Type:** Heirloom, Non-GMO, Organic
  3. Germination Rate:** High germination rate for reliable and consistent plant establishment.
  4. Mature Height:** Grows up to 18-24 inches tall.
  5. Flavor Profile:** Boasts a slightly earthy and robust flavor; red stems enhance visual appeal in culinary dishes.
  6. Nutritional Value:** Rich in vitamins A, K, and C, along with minerals like iron and magnesium.
  7. Adaptability:** Suitable for both container gardening and traditional garden beds.
  • Seed Count: 2 gr