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Growing Beet/Chard

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Sow Indoors
Sow Outdoors
Harvest
Distance between Plants – 4in Distance between Rows – 15in Germination within 10 days
Check out my personal growing notes at the bottom of this page, if I’m growing it this year.

A popular plant during the Second World War and treated like spinach.


HOW TO SOW


1in deep in 6in pots during March or directly in the garden.

VARIETIES


HOW TO TRANSPLANT



HOW TO PLANT


CROP ROTATION:


COMPANION PLANTING:

prefer to be planted with
dislike being planted with

HOW TO CARE FOR

Very little care is needed for this vegetable.


PESTS, DISEASES AND PROBLEMS EFFECTING


HOW TO HARVEST

Remove leaves as-and-when required.


SAVING SEED OF


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HOW TO STORE

Best used fresh, doesn’t store well.


USING IN THE KITCHEN

Cut away from the main stem and use as spinach. The stem can be cooked for around 15/20 minutes.


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SEAN’S PERSONAL GROWING NOTES FOR

Variety Date Sown Transplanted Planting Out First Harvest Last Harvest
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About Sean James Cameron

Sean James Cameron
Based in London, Sean has been gardening since being a teenager. Although vegetables and fruit is the main passion, there is also room for flowers.

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