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Hardy, shade tolerant, spectacularly beautiful and can be grown all year round, Rainbow Chard should be a part of every veggie patch. Although technically an annual it can grow without fuss beyond 12 months, producing tender and sweet leaves that come in a full spectrum of colours
When to Plant Zone 1: September–March Zone 2: August–May Zone 3: Any time Zone 4: February–September
Soil Prepare your soil with fresh manure and compost a fortnight before planting. Integrate organic matter to increase its water-holding ability.
Soil pH Level 6.5–7.0
Position Full sun, but will benefit from shading in warm weather, so plant next to larger plants, such as sweetcorn, or around onions and beetroot.
How to Plant Sow seeds directly into the veggie patch.