Bright Lights Chard (50 days)
A 1998 All-America Award Winner. Bright Lights is almost neon in appearance and was the talk of our trial gardens. The leaves are green, moderately savoyed with veins of vibrant color, red, orange, or yellow running through them. The contrast is outstanding. Use young raw leaves in a salad (30 days) or briefly cook mature leaves (50 days) to maintain their color. If started indoors 5 to 6 weeks before setting out they can be planted by color for effect in an ornamental edible garden. Developed by Johnny's Selected Seeds. 50 seeds
Outdoors- Early spring, a few weeks before last frost. Plant 1/2’ deep, 3-4” apart, thin 10-15” apart for large plants, less for smaller harvests.
Harvest- Remove outer leaves starting at 6”. Use the leaves and center ribs cooked or raw.
Tips- Plant every 14 days for continuous full plant harvest, use thinning’s or seed a heavy row for baby greens.