Organic Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds (1g)

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Organic Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard (1g) Description:
Patriot Seeds are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), of US origin and friendly to most growing regions. Our open-pollinated Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard heirloom seeds produce a crop of delicious thick, dark greens that can be grown, harvested and replanted as needed. Packaged and stored in re-sealable triple-layered military-grade Mylar packages for a shelf life of 5+ years. These seeds are heirloom and non-GMO.

Organic Swiss Chard: Fordhook Giant Planting Instructions:
Plant Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard seeds indoors five to six weeks before the last frost to transplant. Directly sow Swiss Chard seeds 1" deep, 4" apart in rows 18-24" apart, two to three weeks before the last expected frost date. Reduce water and fertilizer to harden off plants. When 3-4" high thin seedlings to 6-12" spacing. Mulch plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds. To get "bright light" colors start seeding earlier indoors.

Organic Swiss Chard: Fordhook Giant Harvesting Instructions:
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard is ready to harvest when plants are 6-8" tall. Cut off the outer leaves 1 1/2 inch above the ground with a sharp knife. Harvest outer leaves for continual production. If you harvest the whole plant, cut it back to about 3" above the soil and it will grow back. Leaves more than 10" in length may have an "earthy" taste.

Did You Know This About Fordhook Giant Organic Swiss Chard?
Ancient Greeks and Romans honored Chard for its medicinal properties. Chard got its' common name from another Mediterranean vegetable, cardoon, a celery-like plant with thick stalks that resemble those of chard. The French got the two confused and called them both "carde".

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