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Bright Lights Swiss Chard (50 Days)

A 1998 All-America Award Winner. Bright Lights is almost neon in appearance and was the talk of our trial gardens. The leaves are green, moderately savoyed with veins of vibrant color, red, orange, or yellow running through them. The contrast is outstanding. Use young raw leaves in a salad (30 days) or briefly cook mature leaves (50 days) to maintain their color. If started indoors 5 to 6 weeks before setting out they can be planted by color for effect in an ornamental edible garden. Developed by Johnny's Selected Seeds.

75 seeds

Bright Lights Swiss Chard (50 Days)

PLANTING

Beta vulgaris

Germination: 5-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2” deep

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to the strongest seedling. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of the suggested measurement. Start transplanting a week or two before the last frost. Space 10-18" apart.  

Sowing Outdoors: Mid-spring into early summer. Starting when the soil temperature reaches at least 50ºF. Germination is slower in cooler slow temperatures. Sow 3-4 seeds every 10-18” apart. Thin to the strongest seedling per space. Sow 40-50 days before first fall frost for late summer/fall harvest.

How much does a packet plant: 10-15 foot single row 

HarvestRemove outer leaves starting at 4-6” for baby salad greens. Use the mature leaves and center ribs cooked or raw.

Tips: Needs fertile well-drained soil. Tolerates both cold and hot temperatures and can grow from spring until frost. Sow a few times a summer for continuous greens. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PB
08/01/2022
Patricia B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

exellent

always my favorite place to shop. my garden is now significantly smaller, but pinetree provided seeds for vegs and flowers!

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JC
07/01/2022
John C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great seeds

Ordering was easy, prices reasonable and delivery fast. All seeds sprouted just fine.

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BG
06/28/2022
Bettie G.
United States United States

Great mix

Beautiful variety of Swiss chard. Great for our containers and in ground plantings too. Super quick to germinate, and it made a great comeback after the bunnies ate the first tops!

BK
06/07/2022
Beth K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Bright lights chard

Germination was great, taste is great and they are very pretty to boot

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06/01/2022
Bettie
United States United States
I recommend this product

Beautiful!

Fast germination, and beautiful for containers too!