Swiss chard is planted in the spring about the same time as beets. A single planting will produce greens throughout the season. Sow the seed in rows and thin to 4 to 8 inches.
If you harvest only the outer leaves, the plant will continue to produce greens throughout the season. A few plants will supply an average family.
|Crop||Amount for 100
ft of row
|Variety recommended for use in Illinois||Days to harvest||Resistant to|
|Swiss chard (seed)||1 ounce||Burgundy||60|
|Vegetable||Hardiness||Recommended planting period for central Illinois (b)||Time to grow from seed to field (c)|
|Chard||Half-hardy||April 10-June 1||...||...|
|Vegetable||Spacing in row|
|Seed to sow per foot||Distance between plants when thinned or transplanted||Distance between rows||Planting depth|