Companion Planting Beans, Brassicas, and onions make the best companions for chard. Planting Time. Sorry, we do not have a printed catalog to mail you. Information. 1/2". This year we reduced our prices on many items, added new items, Harvest For salad mix, seed more densely and cut as baby leaves. Commercial Grower Chard is moderately winter hardy. Requires fertile slightly alkaline soil in a well drained location in the garden. Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days. Swiss ChardBeta vulgaris cicla. Plants grow 6 - 20" tall. Swiss Chard is resistant Germination will not occur in soil chillier than 50°F (10°C). Season & Zone Season: Cool season Exposure: Full sun Zone: 2-10. Latin Beta vulgaris var. Swiss chard prefers loose, deep, and fertile soil rich in organic matter. You can even use the big ones to wrap “cabbage” rolls. Swiss Chard does not transplant well and does best if the seeds are planted The germination range for Swiss chard is 55°–75°. Thin to 6- to 12-inch spacings. Germination temperature: 40 F to 95 F - Optimum 85 F. Days to emergence: 5 to 7 Seed can be saved 4 years. Chard is moderately winter hardy. Plan your garden, and then order your varieties for this upcoming season. Please check back often, as we add new items regularly. We do not sell any Genetically Modified seeds. We have Optional Expedited Service for Next Day Shipping. Its combination of wild colours will bring dramatic visual appeal to any garden. Please create account through ##customer_email## email. Optimal soil temperature: 10-30°C (50-85°F). Sow seeds ½ to 1 inch deep, 2 to 6 inches apart, in rows 18 to 24 apart. For Urban Growers: Give Peppermint Swiss Chard (SW763) a try this season in any large container. If you don’t see an item you want you can always email us and we’ll see if we can bring it into stock! Soil Temp. Enjoy the small leaves in salad. Swiss chard is noted for its excellent nutritional value, with high levels of vitamins A, C, and K, plus many antioxidants and minerals. Garden Centre/Nursery develop. thinned and air can circulate around them. Non-Profit. Keep soil consistently moist until seedlings are established. transplanting outdoors. Starting Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep, spaced 10-30cm (4-12″) apart in rows 45cm (18″) apart. Growing Information, Tips, New Products and Updates, right to your inbox. Maintain constant Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when The colourful stems can be cooked like asparagus. and have added additional bulk items by the ounce and pounds! In fact, chard may actually taste better when it’s grown in cold weather. COVID-19 Status: We are currently still shipping orders daily. Growing Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. can be made from one planting. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Swiss Chard from seeds Guide and grow food. planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked. A liquid fertilizer or compost tea applied twice during summer will keep chard growing well. Swiss chard not only grows well in the hot temperatures of summer, but it also tolerates frost. Take time to review our impressive Online Seed Catalog. Optimal soil temperature: 10-30°C (50-85°F). Aim for relatively vigorous root growth and a pot size of 5 gallons or more. Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days. How to Plant Swiss Chard. Seed germinates in 5 to 7 days at or near 60°F to 65°F (16-18°C)—but sometimes seed can take up to 3 weeks to germinate if the soil is cold. Water well during dry and hot spells. Keep the soil evenly moist until seeds germinate. to frost, and can be harvested well after first frost. cicla Family: Amaranthaceae. Reimer seeds is the one source vendor for all of your gardening needs! To speed up germination, soak seeds in water for 24 hours before planting. Maintenance and care: Start planting about 2 to 3 weeks before last expected frost. Plant your seeds outdoors. It grows well in both cool and hot temperatures, but prefers the cool evenings of spring and fall, with nighttime temperatures ranging between 60 and 70°F. It grows … You can cut outer leaves as you need them and leave inner leaves to Temporary Shipping Delays Due To Warehouse Expansion — Will NOT Affect Holiday Shipping. The time for seeds to germinate is 7 days plus or minus a few days depending on the temperature. Spring Elementary/High School Home Gardener Like beet seeds, chard seeds actually come in clusters of a few seeds, which results in multiple seedlings emerging from a single planting hole. Landscaper Swiss Chard will better tolerate heat if plants are well Sunlight Requirements. Space rows about 18 inches apart. Usual seed life: 3 years. University/College Timing Direct sow mid-April to early August. Reimer seeds has over 5,000 quality vegetable, flower, and herb seeds for the home gardener and market growers. It’s pretty enough to treat as an ornamental – and then you get to eat it! Days to Germination. They grow easily and well in our climate and stand in the garden for many months, giving a long harvest from one planting. for Germination. Chard can also be canned, dried, or frozen. Sow the seeds ½ to 1 inch deep, spacing them 2 to 6 inches apart in rows. Swiss Chard seed germinates in a soil temperature as low as 10°C / 50°F and up to 27°C / 80°F with an ideal temperature of around 18°C / 65°F. them for fall production. However, plants will be killed by temperatures below 15 degrees F. (-9 C.). The succulent leaves of Swiss chard can be used much like spinach. straw around base of plant. Cut individual mature stalks using the large outer ones first. That being said, there are two ways to include Swiss chard in winter gardens: directly in the soil. It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade in summer. A single sowing can last throughout an entire gardening season, but you can also plant Swiss chard in the spring and then again in the fall to ensure you’re getting the best the plant can provide. Apply much and grass clippings, or Sow seed ⅓ to ½ inch (13mm) deep. What type of gardener are you? Plenty of consistent moisture is required, especially as plants grow larger. Plenty of consistent moisture is required, especially as plants grow larger. Like beets, chard “seeds” produce more than one plant, and so will require thinning. 55 F to 75 F. 7 to 14 days. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks. -Select an option- Many successive harvest Starting Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep, spaced 10-30cm (4-12″) apart in rows 45cm (18″) apart. moisture level throughout the year for best results. We Recommend: Celebration Swiss Chard (SW753) is the variety of choice for those who want to sample a bit of everything. You can view your wishlist by creating or login account. Per 100′ row: 220 seeds, per acre: 64M seeds. Swiss chard prefers loose, deep, and fertile soil rich in organic matter. Seed Depth. Cut back plants in late summer to rejuvenate Farmer Seed Info In optimal conditions at least 75% of seeds will germinate. Swiss Chard Seed Planting Growing Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5.