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  Swiss Chard: Lucullus Swiss Chard (3g, 130 seeds)
Heirloom Lucullus Swiss Chard Seeds | Grow Lucullus Swiss Chard


 
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Produces nutritious greens from early spring until the first hard freeze in the fall. Unfazed by summer heat.

A very popular variety! Average: 50 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Start planting about 2 to 3 weeks before last expected frost. Sow seeds ½ to 1 inch deep, 2 to 6 inches apart, in rows 18 to 24 apart. Like beets, chard “seeds” produce more than one plant, and so will require thinning. Thin to 6" to 12" spacings.

If you plan to harvest whole plants, make succession plantings through late summer.

Start seed inside for earlier crops, or if you want to arrange different colored plants of the variety ‘Bright Lights.’

Mulch plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds.

You can begin harvesting when leaves reach usable size. Remove a leaf or two from each plant, or cut plants an inch or two above the soil for cut-and-come-again harvest. Avoid damaging the growing point in the center of the plant at harvest.

As plants age, older leaves get tough. Cut plants back to about 3 to 5 inches tall to encourage a flush of new, tender growth.


HARVESTING

Chard will be ready for harvest in 50 to 60 days from sowing. Pick outside leaves as early as three inches long but before leaves grow to10 inches long. Older leaves will have an earthy flavor. Harvest chard on a cut-and-come-again schedule; remove a few outside leaves at time. If you harvest the whole plant, cut it back to about 3 inches above the soil and it will grow back. Chard that over winters can be harvested again the second year.

SAVING SEEDS

Harvest seed stalks as they dry and thresh with a flail or by stomping. After threshed use a ½" and ¼" screen to help with cleaning. Chard seed remains viable for 4-6 years under cool and dry storage conditions.
Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Contains calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and niacin.


Average Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 19 Write a review.

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Received quickly and is nice package June 24, 2014
Reviewer: Glenda Schaefer from Garland, TX United States  
Saving seeds for next year.

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seeds June 21, 2014
Reviewer: Michael Calvert from Pompano Beach, FL United States  
I received the package and the sealed seed packs as ordered. I can rate it only as far as the process to receive it and that went smoothly. I have this "seed bank" for a time when the society we live in has eroded and food is scarce. I suppose I should open a few of them and test them to make sure the seeds are good, but as in everything there is a level of faith and trust that goes along with life. I am choosing to trust these folks. So I will only write this as a general satisfaction and paste the same on all the others below. So look around and figure out who you are going to trust and buy from them. These probably deserve 5 stars but I will rate them as 4 due to the unknown factor. Be prepared!

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Great Product May 9, 2014
Reviewer: richard goates from redding, CA United States  
Great seeds....love this place!

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seeds April 5, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Clendenin, WV United States  
I can't say much until I've planted/harvested these seeds. They arrived quickly and well-packaged, which was nice.

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Seeds March 4, 2014
Reviewer: Vicki Ferrusi from Ilion, NY United States  
Thanks so much,  your seeds arrived quickly and sealed in sturdy pouches that muddy fingers can't destroy.  But most of all the prices are low and the quantity is high.

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