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Swiss Chard: How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

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Swiss Chard is a green, leafy vegetable that can be used in a variety of different ways in the kitchen. It is very easy to grow and is a healthy addition into your diet by growing in your backyard or container vegetable garden.

How to Grow:

Swiss Chard is a cool season crop that is planted 7 weeks before your last spring frost and 4-5 weeks before your last spring frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.

Swiss Chard seeds are planted 1/2 inch deep, 4 per square foot, in full sun to part shade. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Swiss Chard seeds will sprout within 5-10 days with consistent moisture.

Companion Plants:

Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.

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