Your Weekly Electronic Gardening Guide
Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
spring and fall
Time needed to reach transplant size:
4 to 6 weeks
When to transplant to garden:
3 to 4 weeks before last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:
2 to 4 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
50-85 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
Spacing between rows:
leaf miners, slugs
pick small, outer leaves 40 days from sowing; cut plants back when they are 12 inches tall
swiss chard becomes tough if allowed to overgrow, so cut plants back when necessary
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