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10 Autumn Rhubarb Chard

Beta vulgaris 'Rhubarb Red'

SKU: VEG0120

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Ruby red chard suitable for pots
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The Highlights

    • Bright red stems with mild flavoured green leaves
    • Chard has a rich, earthy taste somewhere between beetroot and spinach
    • Adds a splash of colour to the garden in winter
    • Great to grow in borders or pots
    • Use like spinach or pick the leaves while they are young for salads.
    • Plant in spring or autumn and enjoy both summer and winter vegetable crops!

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Supplied as:

10 Plug Plants

Height on arrival:

5-10cm
Your plants will arrive at a height between 5-10cm

Eventual height:

45cm

Eventual spread:

30cm
Plants will reach a spread of approx 30cm

Tasting notes:

Delicious earthy taste

Time to first crop:

8-10 weeks
Harvest the outer leaves first when they have reached a height of about 15cm high. Chard is at its most tasty when the leaves are small and tender. Leave a stub on the plant when you harvest the outer leaves to encourage more leaves to grow later on.

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Will survive even the harshest of UK winters

Uses:

Use in salads or steamed like spinach

Rootstock:

Spacing:

30cm
Plant 30cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Good pest and disease resistance

Chard may encounter issues with Downy Mildew, grey mould and birds. To prevent fungal infections ensure that the plants are properly spaced and the area around them is kept clean of debris and weeds. Also ensure you water at the soil and try to prevent splashing from the soil onto the leaves.MORE

Water regularly

Water the plants regularly to keep the ground constantly moist. If you are unsure, feel the soil with your hand. If it feels dry up to a fingernail deep then you can give the plant a watering. During winter the cold weather and rain should be enough to keep the plant watered most of the time. MORE

Full Sun

Plant in a position where the plants will receive around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight every day.MORE

Any fertile, well-draining soil

Will grow well in a mix of three parts compost and one part topsoil. MORE

Feed when newly planted

Around 2 weeks after planting, Chard would benefit from a nitrogen-rich fertiliser such as blood meal to help promote green, leafy growth. It will not need any more feeding after that.MORE

Pruning not required

No pruning needed.MORE