Kings Seeds Leaf Beet Swiss Chard

£1.65

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Description

Use the deep green leaves in place of spinach. The white mid-ribs are delicious when  cooked like asparagus. Also known as Seakale Beet. 


WHEN TO SOW


March to July


Where to Sow


Sow direct in a well prepared, moist, fertile growing site in full sun or partial shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 2cm (3/4″) in drills 35-40cm (14-16″) apart.


What to do Next


As seedlings appear , gradually thin until 20cm (8in) apart . Leaves are best harvested by pulling rather than cutting.


MATURITY


June to October


HANDY TIP


Ideal for stir-fry cooking. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water when boiling the stalks to preserve the white colour.


NUTRITIONAL VALUES


Rich in Beta carotene, calcium, iron and folic acid.