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Perpetual Swiss Chard

Perpetual Swiss Chard

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Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla

55 days — Also known as 'Spinach Beet', 'Leaf Beet' and 'Perpetual Spinach', 'Perpetual' is actually a variety of Swiss chard and not spinach. The leaves are smooth and dark-green in color, resembling spinach, with fine midribs. It is very vigorous and provides an almost "perpetual" harvest. If you garden in an area with a hot climate, it is a great choice for a continuous supply of tasty summertime greens.

An old European variety that was introduced in about 1869. Each packet contains one gram, which can vary from 30 to 50 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: As soon as the soil can be worked in early spring, in a location that has well-drained soil and receives about eight hours of full sun daily, sow seeds ½-inch deep, every 1 to 2-inches, in rows spaced 12 to 24-inches apart.

Cover with loose soil and keep moist until seedlings appear. Water weekly after that and cultivate to control weeds. When plants are 1½ to 3-inches tall, thin plants to eight inches apart.

Start harvesting individual leaves when they are about eight inches in length. The leaves become tough with age.