Swiss chard is a green leafy vegetable that can be included in any veggie garden. It is both tasty and full of nutrients and comes in a range of colors that can add some beauty to your garden. Swiss chard can be started as seeds in the early spring in soil temperatures of 50 F. Plant the seeds at a depth of ½ inch about 3 inches apart. When the seedlings get to be several inches apart they can be replanted to 12 inches apart. You should be able to harvest 55 days after planting.
- Swiss Chard is a frost hardy plant and does well in cold soil.
- Once they have sprouted, thin them out and transplant them when they are 2 or 3 inches tall.
- You can sow them directly in soil or start the seeds indoors.
“Growing Swiss chard from seed is very easy and germination rates are usually fairly high.”