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Vegetable Description: In spite of the name, Swiss chard originates in the Mediterranean region, where professional and home chefs alike use it for salad greens or as a flavoring in soup or rice. The first written mention of this vegetable in the United States is in The American Farmer magazine, where Baltimore farmer Gideon Smith reported his experimental planting. It remained a curiosity until after the Civil War, when gradually it gained in popularity.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. cicla
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Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 65
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 2600
Vegetable Height: 18” to 24”
Vegetable Spacing: 4 in to 6 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 4”-6” apart and 1/2“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 18”-24” apart.
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