Chard+perpetual+spinach
Days To Maturity : 50-60
Germination Days : 5-14
Planting Depth : 1/2
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 80
Spacing : 8
When To Plant : Spring
When To Plant : Summer
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Perpetual Spinach Chard VCH-3140

PKT

80
Seeds

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 Europe, hard to find in the US. Perennial in zones 6 and above, or zone 5 if winter drainage is excellent.

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. Will overwinter in zones 7 and above, so plan a separate place out of the normal garden rotation if you intend a more permanent planting. Prepare bed well and add compost. In 2 months, or when plants are 12-18" all, 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 :Perennial, Easy to grow, tolerates winter cold, tolerates hot weather

Customer Reviews

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really wonderful, lives to its name
on 02/14/17 by Kobi in Israel

We have enjoyed the perpetual spinach in all seasons. It has a delicate, delicious flavor, a little salty on its own, leaves do not lose quality over time, and regrow easily, when cutting the large leaves from outside, and leave the inner ones for photosynthesis/growth. In winter, the leaves are smaller (like a 1/2 your palm to 1 palm in size), in summer they were as large as two hands size. seeds sprouted easily. the beds were prepared in the grow biointensive method, plus I added some fresh mushrooms, blended with some water, to the soil (to create mycelium). a little hackish but made a noticeable difference. I am from israel, so we don't have a frost season here. once in a while I add a little humus, or compost (since it's treated as perennial, staying in the same spot) This crop is highly recommended. cut-and-come-back, as they say. Hasn't bolted or gone to flowering stage, in a long time. (i think a year has passed)

Aptly Named
on 04/16/15 by Jenni McKillop in MI

 I planted Perpetual Spinach Chard from Bountiful Gardens last year, and it was wonderful. We had chard all season long, well after the first frost. It just keeps coming back! We started cutting a whole bunch down at a time, and each grew back within a week or two. This green stands up well to cooking but also is tender enough to use like spinach in a raw salad. Im ordering again for this year!