Organic Rainbow Blend Swiss Chard Seeds (500mg)

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Organic Rainbow Blend Swiss Chard (500mg) Description:
Known to be one of the world's healthiest foods, our Non-GMO open-pollinated Rainbow Blend Swiss Chard heirloom seeds produce a flavorful and colorful blend of hardy greens that are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, vitamin E as well as iron and dietary fiber. This Swiss Chard sautes gorgeously and can be grown, harvested and replanted with confidence. Patriot Seeds are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), of US origin and friendly to most growing regions. Packaged and stored in re-sealable triple-layered military-grade Mylar packages for a shelf life of 5 or more years. When you're ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!

Organic Swiss Chard: Rainbow Blend Planting Instructions:
Plant Rainbow Blend Swiss Chard seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before the last frost to transplant. Directly sow seeds 1/2 - 1" deep, 2-6" apart in rows 18-24" apart, 2-3 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: Rainbow Blend Harvesting Instructions:
Rainbow Blend Swiss Chard is ready to harvest in approximately 60 days when plants are 6-8" tall. Cut off the outer leaves 1-1/2" 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 Rainbow Blend Swiss Chard?
Rainbow Blend "Swiss" Chard isn't native to Switzerland. Its actual homeland of Chard lies further south, in the Mediterranean region; in fact, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle wrote about Chard in the fourth century B.C.

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