Grow this powerhouse all year long (in almost ANY grow environment) and harvest this delicious vegetable whenever you need one! Try swiss chard in your vegetable garden, today!
Grow Zone: 1-10. Swiss chard is great in many environments.
Water and Sun Needs: Full sun, 1 inch of water per week (though this could depend on the weather in your area)
Average Size: 6 inches to 3 feet tall, 10-30 inches wide.
Plant Type: Vegetable
Special Features: Low maintainence, ability to adapt, great for winter gardening.
How to Get Started: Plant Swiss chard about 3 weeks FOLLOWING the last spring frost date in your area. Plants can also be started for a winter crop after the last fall frost. Water the vegetables throughouly during the Summer and use mulch to preserve moisture if desired.
When to Harvest: Swiss chard should be trimmed back when the leaves reach a foot tall to help preserve the flavor. Expect the first harvest to arrive in about 4-6 weeks after planting.