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Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant Seed Heirloom - 1 Packet
Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant Seed Heirloom - 1 Packet

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Heirloom Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds

Dark green leaves make excellent greens, and are served like spinach. Non-genetically engineered.

Sow seed outdoors in full sun as early in spring as soil can be worked. Space seeds in beds or rows 2" (5 cm.) apart; thin young plants 12"-18" (30-45 cm.) apart.

Harvest: Enjoy multiple harvests by cutting leaves individually; young leaves 6" (17.5 cm.) and up as desired, mature leaves up to 20" (50 cm.) tall. Plants will produce new leaves and stems throughout the season.

Nutrition: Rich in vitamin A, iron, and potassium.

Preparation: Steam leaves briefly, add butter and salt to taste like spinach. Boil stems, serve like asparagus.

Planting depth: 1" (2.5 cm.)
Seed spacing: 2" (5 cm.)
Spacing between rows: 3' (90 cm.)
Days to germination: 7-14
Spacing after thinning: 12"-18" (30-45 cm.)
Days to maturity: 55

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