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McKenzie Seed – Swiss Chard Bright Lights

Gravel/Soil/Mulch Estimator

McKenzie Seed – Swiss Chard Bright Lights

$2.99

Bright Lights Swiss Chard produces a brilliant rainbow of color! Plant stems are multi-colored, offering a milder chard flavor as well as a valued ornamental plant. Delicious in salads, quiche or steamed with butter.

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Description

Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: Taste is similar to beet greens and spinach

Preparation Ideas: Rinse and clean leaves in water. Shake leaves to remove water. Let leaves dry on kitchen towel or paper towelling. Heat olive oil in frying pan. Add sliced or chopped garlic and cook garlic until tender and fragrant. Tear or cut swiss chard leaves into pieces. You can cut out and remove the stalks from the leaves if they are thick or your can chop the stalks into 1″ pieces and pre sautee in the olive oil/garlic mixture. Fry stalks until tender (approximately 5 minutes). Lower heat add leaf pieces and fry leaves for approximately 5 minutes or until desired doneness. Stir constantly and serve immediately.

Days to Germination: 7 to 10 days

Days to Maturity: 60 days

Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2″)

Best Container Size: 12″+

Instructions: Sow in outdoor rows as soon as the ground can be worked. Place one seed every 3 inches and cover firmly with soil. Prefers full sun. Thin to 6 inches apart when plants are 3 inches tall. Use thinnings as fresh greens. Keep plants heavily mulched and moist.

Suggestions: Pick young or mature leaves just above the soil line so that plants can grow back for multiple harvests.

Product Weight: 3 grams