Chard

Chard, with its vibrant, colourful stems and nutritious leaves, not only adds aesthetic appeal to the garden but also provides a nutrient-dense addition to your plate.

This leafy green is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like iron and magnesium. Its versatility in the kitchen allows for a range of culinary creations, from salads to sautés and smoothies.

Chard is known for its hardiness and adaptability, thriving in various climates and requiring minimal care. Furthermore, its continuous harvesting capability allows for a prolonged yield throughout the growing season. As a cold-hardy crop, chard can be enjoyed well into the fall, extending the availability of homegrown, fresh produce.

Beyond its culinary and aesthetic merits, cultivating chard promotes sustainable gardening practices, as it is a resilient plant that requires minimal input.

Chard - Compactum - 21RW

Chard - Compactum - 21RW

Details   A dark green leaf and with a lighter green stem,

Feed back from a customer living near Katikati, she sowed this variety in Sep 2020 which is still growing March 2022 having not bolted to seed during this time, being a bi-annual it should have run to seed late 2021
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Botanical name   Beta vulgaris
Contains at least   40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2019
Grower name   Richard Watson
Storage Info   Seed long term stored in freezer
Price per packet   $4.50
Chard - Tekoa - 23RW

Chard - Tekoa - 23RW

Details   A light green coloured chard with wide white stems
Botanical name   Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
Contains at least   50 seeds
Grower name   Richard Watson
Price per packet   $4.50
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Chard, Ford Giant Hook - 169SS

Chard, Ford Giant Hook - 169SS

Details   Ford Giant Hook is a Heirloom standard Silverbeet. It's crinkled leaves are mid green in colour with white veins. The stems are broad white, ideal as a steamed vegetable or in salad as a baby leaf. Propagation: Sow seeds directly where to grow or in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 14-21 days.  
Botanical name   beta vulgaris
Contains at least   50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2023
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Price per packet   $4.50