Swiss Chard Peppermint

Swiss Chard Peppermint

  • Features: White and pink striped stems and glossy green leaves. Bountiful harvest.
  • Maturity: 58-63 days
  • Light: Plant in full sun.
  • Soil and water: Prefers a pH of 6.5 to 6.8 to prevent club root disease. To avoid the bitter taste of Swiss chards, make sure the plant gets plenty of water.
  • Spacing: Plant 30-60cm (12-24") apart.
  • Height: -
  • Garden use: Vegetable garden or raised garden beds. This plant can give the garden an exotic foliage feel wherever its planted.
  • Growing tips: This plant is very forgiving and can be grown in the poorest quality of soil. Frost tolerant. Harvest young leaves for best flavour. Similar taste to spinach.
  • Culinary use: Flavours a variety of dishes. Cook leaves like spinach or prepare leaf stalks like asparagus. High in nutrition.
Mulch between your rows in the garden. This will help reduce weeds and keep the soil moist and cool. Once the leaves reach 25cm (10") long with a dark green colour, they are ready to be harvested. Pick the lower ones first, then work your way up the plant. During the cool frosts, this plant can still be harvested but be mindful since the plant can become brittle due to the frost.

Harvesthyme Vegetables and Herbs
Homegrown fresh and tasty!