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60 days. Individual stems are red, yellow, orange, gold, or white, and together they create a visual feast in your ornamental beds, in your vegetable garden, and at your dinner table. Bright Lights has lightly savoyed leaves, some are burgundy and some are green. Very mild flavors. These 20 inch wonders are a colorful accent for any meal!
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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Dave D.
Tremendous Yields and Great Tasting Too!

I have grown Bright Lights Swiss Chard for years, but something I have never tried before was to overwinter them in a row covered tent in my zone 5 yard in NW Indiana. I planted them from seed in September 2020 then kept harvesting the leaves until late December 2020. While covered with a cloth row cover, they went dormant and were covered by 3ft of snow in February, but didn't die even when the temps dipped below freezing. In March 2021 I started harvesting the leaves again and kept right on harvesting the leaves into late December 2021. I again covered the plants, but this time with 6mil greenhouse film over hoops and will see if I can keep them growing into 2022.

The leaves and stalks have a wonderful taste and we eat these greens several times a week during growing months. The yields from just 2 4ft rows keeps my wife and I well fed on these greens. I will purchase these again in 2022.

Soil Temp for Germ 50–75°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing 2–3"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 10–16"
Row Spacing 18–24"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 50
Seed Life 2 years

Beta vulgaris, Cicla Group Swiss chard is a vegetable that is in the same family as the common beet, however while the root of the beet is commonly eaten, it's the leaves of the Swiss chard that are consumed. Recent nutritional analysis has shown that Swiss chard is second only to spinach on the world's healthiest vegetable list. Packed with anthocyanins and fiber it's one of the most antioxidant rich foods as demonstrated in the vivid colors of the leaves.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Swiss chard grows best in cool weather and overwinters in mild climates
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Cover beds with row cover if temperatures are cool

Direct Sowing
• Sow mid-spring through summer
• Thin when plants reach a height of 3 inches

• Start indoors 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Start June-July for transplanting July-August for a fall/winter crop

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Aphids, leaf miners, flea beetles, and leaf hoppers
• Insect control: Pick off affected leaves and check for eggs — spray with Pyrethrin, use silver mulch
• Common diseases: Leaf spot
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, remove debris

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest leaves from the outside, taking care not to damage the growing point
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

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