Chard is a strong contender 

for the most meals out of a small space. 

Deep-rooted and drought-resistant, it helps aerate the subsoil.

Easy to grow in most soils. Slow to bolt. Cutting encourages new growth and young leaves have mildest best flavor. 
Plant from spring on. Cold hardy--most resistant to cold when mature. 

How do I choose?

 There are two types, which are considered different vegetables in Europe. The familiar Swiss Chard also known as silver beet, or sea kale beet has  very glossy, crumpled leaves and a very long, thick stems which are sometimes colored. The stems can be cooked as a separate vegetable, or substituted for celery. Very drought tolerant. 

The Leafbeet or Perpetual Spinach  types--so-called because they look and taste much like spinach but do not bolt in summer heat--have narrow stems and smoother leaves with a more tender texture. Very cold-hardy. 

Beta vulgaris / C,W/Matures 12-16/Harvest 3-4/Yield 240-950/Sp 6" 


Popular This Season:
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Erbette Chard

Heirloom from Italy, this is a very refined and delicious leafbeet type chard, with leaves that cook quickly and have the tender texture and mild taste of tr...
  • Days to maturity: 40-60
  • Spacing: 8
  • Seeds per packet: 50
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Fordhook Giant Chard

Classic Swiss chard with huge dark green extra-glossy savoyed leaves.A broad silvery-white midrib which can be cooked separately. This one has proven most to...
  • Seeds per packet: 80
  • Spacing: 8
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
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Perpetual Spinach Chard

Smooth green leaves, small stems-can be hard to tell from true spinach in looks or taste. Frost and bolt resistant, needs water after a dry spell. Popular in...
  • Seeds per packet: 80
  • Spacing: 8
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
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Rainbow Chard Mix, Organic

Beautiful in planters and flower beds, nice cut young for salads. Red, yellow, pink, purple, white, and orange. BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris GROWING INSTRUC...
  • Spacing: 8
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
  • Seeds per packet: 50
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Ruby Red Chard , organic

Unbelievably vivid red stems and veins shine in the sun with rich color-nothing like the bronzes and maroons that pass for red with most vegetables. Easy to ...
  • Seeds per packet: 80
  • Spacing: 8
  • Days to maturity: 50-60