Chard 'Bright Lights'

planting site / location:
sunny
planting distance:
50 x 50 cm
soil / fertilisation:
When bedding out use slow-release fertiliser and extra liquid fertiliser when needed.
watering:
Keep it moisturised.
gardener's tip:
The plants stand light frosts. The lower the temperatures at night, the more intense the colours will become. Therefore the ornamental chard is particularly nice at the end of the gardening year. During very strong frosts the plant shrinks and starts growing again in spring. Mangold is biennial and blooms in the 2nd year.
The productive chard 'Bright Lights' tastes delicious and is very rich in vitamins. Its large leaves are like spinach, the stems to be enjoyed like asparagus. The stems shine in bright colours of yellow-orange, pink to red. Very decorative for bed boarders, or on the balcony and in containers.


german term: Chard
botanical termn: Beta vulgaris var. vulgaris
plant height: 80-100 cm
life cycle: annual
harvest season: June to October
use: As a bedding plant and as a vegetable for cooking.
colour palette: blue

 

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