Chard Bright Lights
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A stunning collection of bright colors, these chard plants were bred especially for beauty and taste.
Chard Bright Lights Chard Seeds
[60 days] Developed by New Zealand breeder John Eaton, Bright Lights is one of the more beautiful leafy green mixes around. Colors include everything from scarlet and gold to orange, pink, and purple. All are delicious, especially when harvested young for salads. Eat like beet greens or spinach.
This variety isn’t quite as winter hardy as other chards, but can otherwise be grown year round. (Just give it a bit of protection in the winter.) It’s slow to bolt, so you don’t need to sow it very often. It also can be a prolific self-seeder, so let it go to seed and you’ll have plenty of chard volunteers coming up the following year.
An AAS winner.
Is it easy to grow Chard in my garden? Yes. Start by sowing your chard seeds an inch deep, leaving between 2 and 6 inches apart.
How do I germinate Bright Light Chard? You can soak your seeds overnight before sowing to help speed up germination. Chard seeds tend to germinate in 5 to 7 days in warmer soil (16-18°C), however, they can take up to 3 weeks in colder conditions. Your seeds will not germinate if your soil is colder than 10°C.
Can you eat Bright Lights chard? Yes! Of course! Best cut and prepared much like asparagus we prefer to simmer in boiling water (3-4min) and then transfer to a pan with butter and a little salt and quickly fry for 1-2min. Serve and enjoy.
Chard Bright Lights Details
- Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Direct to Ground
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Overwinter Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times