Leaf Beet Swiss Chard Seeds
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.
June to October
Ideal for stir-fry cooking. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water when boiling the stalks to preserve the white colour.
Rich in Beta carotene, calcium, iron and folic acid.