Silverbeet ‘Fordhook Giant’ (Beta vulgaris)
This is the standard silverbeet (Swiss chard) with dark green, savoyed (crinkled) leaves, white veins and broad white stems. Sow from early spring until mid-summer for cropping most of the year. The later sowings will produce throughout winter.
When to sow: August to April to
Where to sow: In seed trays or in a prepared bed in the garden
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: Thin to 30cm Between rows: 30-40cm
Directions: Plant seeds either in drills or in trays every two months or so from early spring until early autumn for a year round harvest.
Packet 50 seeds