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Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant

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Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant is an old time favorite that is a perfect container variety. It is a vigorous grower with a long growing season and is a great substitute for spinach. Packed with vitamins and minerals, it's a great choice.

Flavor: Mild and earthy taste

Preparation Ideas: Leaves can be used in place of spinach in salads, stir fried, or sauteed while the stalks can be creamed

Plant Type: Vegetable

Grows Best In: Sun/Partial Shade

Days to Germination: 7-10 Days

Days to Maturity: 60 Days

Planting Depth: .75"

Seed Spacing: 18"/6"

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: When plants are 7 inches tall, cut outer leaves at soil level with a sharp knife. Harvest will continue all season if inside leaves are permitted to grow.

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