Swiss Chard Bright Lights Seeds

Swiss Chard Bright Lights Seeds

Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

Item #0113

52 days. Light up your garden and patio containers with the dazzling colors of this edible leaf that doubles as an ornamental. Stem colors include gold, orange, pink, yellow, crimson, and purple! Bright Lights tolerates some shade, and won’t get bitter in hot weather. A long season vegetable, chard will supply you with tasty greens through fall frosts.

This packet sows up to 19 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2”

Seed Spacing:
A group of
2 seeds
every 8”

Row Spacing:
18”

Thinning:
When 1/2” tall
thin to 1
every 8”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 75°–90°F. Sow as late as 2 months before first fall frost. Mild Climates: Can also sow in fall.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting out, 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost (protect from heavy frosts).

Special germination instructions: To hasten germination, soak seeds for 12 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: Pick up to 1/3 of the outer leaves as needed, and let more leaves grow from the center of the plant; or, if desired, harvest the whole plant 2" above ground, and it will grow back. Pick very young leaves at 2"–3" for using fresh in salads.

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