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 tolerant of drought and heat in our research garden.
BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: May be started in flats or pots, but chard is taprooted, so transplant promptly or direct-sow. Thrives in any good garden soil. Easy-to-grow and drought-tolerant vegetable will produce best when well-prepared soil and good drainage allow its roots to go deep. Prepare bed well and add compost. In 2 months, or when plants are 12-18" tall, begin gently pulling off the outer leaves and new leaves will form, or cut plant 2" from soil and new will regrow.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: ALL/Matures 7-8/Harvest up to 44 /Yield 200-810/ Spacing 8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to grow, tolerates hot weather