Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Silverbeet ‘Fordhook Giant’ (Beta vulgaris)

Silverbeet ‘Fordhook Giant’ (Beta vulgaris)

Best Flavoured Leaf Beet

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
$4.50 each