How to grow Swiss chard

ThereChardbrings with it all the nutritional benefits of vegetables. It has only 17 kcal for every 100 grams, the collection of thechardtakes place from March to November in northern Italy, from February to April in the south and until December in the south. Today we will seehow to grow chardstarting from the seed or from the seedling ready for planting.

Therechard most common is that fromribs, “chard vulgaris variety cycla ". It can be sown in the open field from March to November, in seedbeds the sowing can take place as early as February. After germination, the seedling is grown until the moment of planting which, for those who sow in late February - early March, will take place between the months of March and April. The seedlings must be planted after germination, when thechardwill have developed at least 6 leaflets.

Therechardprefers a temperate climate, does not have great needs forcultivationhowever, it prefers medium-textured, fresh, fertile and well-drained soil. As for fertilization, it is advisable to proceed with fertilizing the soil before planting. In any case, to keep the soil healthy and always fertile for thegrowing vegetables, it is advisable to fertilize with organic matter before annual plowing.

Therechardcould becultivatedwith a large number of vegetables, the important thing is that at least 30 cm of distance are interposed between one row to another. The harvest takes place in the months indicated above, generally the harvest begins about two three months after transplanting or sowing in the open field.

Video: Growing Swiss Chard from Seed to Harvest (January 2022).