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|Name & Variety||Chard 'White Silver' (Beet Leaf, Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla)|
|Soil Type:||Richly manured ground. They like a rich soil, so dig in lots of organic material to planting position.|
|Site:||Full sun or partial shade|
|Sowing Seed:||For a constant supply throughout the year, sow undercover from February - March then direct sow in April - early September. Easy germination.|
|Spacing:||Plant seedlings 60cm apart if in rows. Sow 3-4 seeds in stations 23cm apart - leaving 35cm between the rows.|
|Care tips:||Protect with cloches in winter for good quality growth.|
|Harvesting:||The leaves will produce all year in the South or from April to December in the North. Harvest small leaves for salad from 8 weeks after sowing - a brilliant cut-and-come again crop.|
|Cooking Notes:||Separate the white and the green for cooking, the white stems take 2-3 minutes longer (about 8mins) than the green leaves (5mins).|
|Organic Seeds :||Yes|