Swiss Chard Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Plant Type:
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Direct Sow,Start Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
April, May, June, July, August
When to Start Indoors:
March, April, May, June, July
Sprouting Time:
7-14 days
Soil Temperature (C):
1cm (½”)
Spacing (cm):
10-30cm (4-12″)
Row Spacing (cm):
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
60 days
When To Harvest:
May, June, July, August, September
How to Harvest:
For salad mix, seed more densely and cut as baby leaves. Cut individual mature stalks using the large outer ones first.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Edible Parts:
Potential Health Benefits:
Antioxidant, Heart Health, Digestive System, Fights Diabetes, Weight Loss

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Marigold, Bean, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Onion , Chive, Kale, Collards
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
blister beetles, Lygus bugs
Common Disease:
Cercospora leaf spot, Powdery or downy mildew
Bonus Grow Tips:
Swiss chard is one of our favourites, but it's also one of insects favourite as well. Plant marigolds beside your swiss chard to attract beneficial insects and deter the ones you want to keep out

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