Rainbow Chard

R79.00

Even though this one looks a lot like its close cousin, spinach, with its green and wrinkly leaves growing upright, it’s actually related to beetroots.

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Description

Even though this one looks a lot like its close cousin, spinach, with its green and wrinkly leaves growing upright, it’s actually related to beetroots. There are as many ways to use this plant as there are different colours of its stalk. These include; pink, purple, gold, orange, red and white and other variations. The versatility of the rainbow chard adds to the nutritional benefits it has to offer. Chard is a plant that keeps on giving, all you need to do is get them in the soil and soon you’ll have a rainbow assortment in your garden.

Additional information

Weight 0.200 kg
Dimensions 310 × 325 × 4 mm
VARIETY

Rainbow

LIFESPAN

Annual

SUN REQUIREMENTS

Full sun or semi-shade

CLIMATE

Cool to warm

GERMINATION

5-7 days

HARVEST

2-3 months

USABLE PARTS

Leaves & stems

GOOD COMPANIONS

Beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, kohlrabi, potato, radish, rhubarb, strawberry, tomatoes

BAD COMPANIONS

None

HANDY HINTS

Easy to grow, but beware that it’s a heavy feeder so keep adding compost. Keep well mulched in summer.

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