Patriot Seeds Heirloom Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds (2g)

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Heirloom Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds (2g)

Experience the home-grown freshness of Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard with our open-pollinated heirloom seeds. Native to the U.S. and well-suited for most growing regions, these thick, dark greens are a great addition to any garden.

With Patriot Seeds, you're guaranteed 100% heirloom, non-GMO seeds that you can sow, harvest, and replant as you please. Packaged securely in military-grade, triple-layered Mylar® for a shelf life of over 5 years.

Planting Guide

Get your Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard off to a robust start with these steps:

  • Begin seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost, ready for transplanting.
  • Sow seeds 1 inch deep, 4 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart, 2 to 3 weeks before the last expected frost date.
  • Gradually reduce watering and fertilizing to toughen up your plants.
  • When plants reach 3 to 4 inches, thin them out to a 6- to 12-inch spacing.
  • Surround plants with mulch to help retain moisture and keep weeds at bay.
  • For vibrant "bright light" colors, start seeding earlier indoors.

Harvesting Guide

Reap the fruits of your labor with these tips:

  • Start harvesting when your plants are 6 to 8 inches tall.
  • Use a sharp knife and cut the outer leaves 1 1/2 inches above the soil.
  • Continue to harvest the outer leaves for ongoing yield.
  • If the whole plant is harvested, cut back to 3 inches above the soil to encourage regrowth.
  • Keep in mind, leaves over 10 inches long may have a stronger, earthy flavor.

Take the first step towards a bountiful garden today with Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard by Patriot Seeds!