Swiss Chard, Lucullus (Beta vulgaris) - 100 Seeds
• Open Pollinated
• American Grown Seeds
Grow your own bountiful supply of Swiss Chard with these Lucullus variety seeds. Named after the Roman general Lucius Lucullus, who was known for his grand banquets, this variety lives up to its name by producing large, pale green leaves with thick white stems and heavily crumpled texture. Not only are they a feast for the eyes, but also they're nutritious and packed full of flavor. Known for their excellent heat and cold tolerance, these plants are easy to grow and maintain, making them an excellent addition to any vegetable garden.
Direct sow rainbow Swiss chard seeds for planting about a week after the last spring frost, planting it 1/2" deep in compost-enriched soil in full sun. For harvesting the entire plant, space the plants 4-5" apart; for continual harvesting of the outer stalks, space the plants 8-10" apart for larger growth. For a continuous summer crop, plant more Swiss chard every two weeks. Germination should occur in about a week. Swiss chard can survive light frosts, and can be planted as a fall crop. Keep the soil evenly moist and weed free with a layer of mulch. Moisture is especially crucial to the seedlings in the first stages of their growth.