Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bright Lights Swiss Chard

Much like the other Swiss Chard I've grown, Bright Lights is a winner. It's especially fancy because it grows in many different colors, namely yellow and pink.


Annual or Perennial?: Perennial
Germination time: 7-14 days
Days until maturity: 50 days
Light requirements: 4-6+ hours (Partial shade to full sun)
Plant size: Medium
Spacing: 12 inches
Temperature: Cool/Warm weather
Difficulty: Easy
Traits: Fast growing
Companion plants: Swiss Chard is a member of the beet family, so avoid planting near pole beans.
Special needs: Requires constant harvesting

When to plant: It's recommended to plant this either in early fall or early spring, but it can be grown year round. Tolerates both heat and cold.

How to grow: Plant seeds in soil. Seed pods contain multiple plants, so thin out the weakest plants once true leaves begin to form. Water regularly.

How to harvest: When leaves are big enough (about the size of your palm), cut outside leaves from the base of the plant. Leaves grow back for a continuous harvest.


Red Chard seeds
2 Weeks Old (Yellow)

3 Weeks Old (pink)

3 Weeks Old (yellow)

5 Weeks old
*(Notice the different colors)

Plant Bolting (Going to seed)

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