The spinach chard, usually known under the name of swiss chard or, is a vegetable that’both valued for its leaves for his or chard ribs.
It is found also in the name of joutte or carder
This biennial is appreciated for all its parts, leaves and ribs, and as the’one of the most fiber-rich vegetables.
In short, that’you should know:
Name: Beta vulgaris
Type: Biennial vegetable
Height: 30 to 50 cm
Exhibition: Sunny, light shade
Soil: Rather rich acid
Sowing, planting the spinach:
The chard is a vegetable that can as well be sow in spring if planted later, up’in early’summer, if you l’have purchased in the bucket.
If you want a seedling, prefer March to June planting in nursery for cold climate and region up south of the Loire.
- Make sure that’he n’there will be more freezing or protect them, if necessary, by a plastic tunnel.
- Sow your online Swiss chard, about 1 or 2 inches deep at a rate of 4-5 seeds every 40 cm
- For seedling nursery, transplant in the ground since the formation of 4 or 5 sheets spacing the plants 30 to 40 cm in all directions
- For seedlings up, lighten keeping only the best walk from the’first leaves appear.
Plantation of spinach:
Purchased bucket, chard crashes throughout the spring, every 30 to 40 cm in all directions.
- Water regularly after planting
Young Swiss chard plants can be attacked by aphids blacks, here are our Tips to fight against aphids.
The harvest period for chard s’spreads in general July up’the first frost depending on the time of planting or seeding and your needs.
We can consider that the harvesting Swiss chard can take place Two months after sowing.
- Cut or break the ribs snapped at ground level
- Select to’First, the largest coast
Swiss chard in winter:
Before the first frost:
- It is better to protecting your Swiss chard cold
- Form around the chard a mound of earth in order to reach the height of the leaves
- Cover everything with a thick mulch dried leaves
Swiss chard after’Winter:
- Removing the mantle of dead leaves at the end of’winter to let the leaves reappear
- We can then begin to harvest the beets
Namely the chard:
Originating’Southern Europe, the chard is a relatively old vegetable grown as an annual.
We both appreciate its leaves its coastline, est taste is popular with gourmets. France, a country of gastronomy, is to’Moreover 1 producer in the world.
The chard is part of the same family as beet, and is also eaten raw or cooked, as spinach.
Its taste is slightly sucré.et c’In the south, the Nice side that’we made a key Swiss chard vegetable Mediterranean cuisine. The kitchen is both gratin that’omelette in pie and even dessert.
From The most common varieties, retain the chard 'Blonde white card', 'Green white card', 'Bright Light', yellow or red card, ‘Ruby Chard’ Red chard, ‘Green cut 'or the bette, 'Blonde cut'.
Benefits of Swiss chard:
The benefits of Swiss chard are many and unknown to the general public.
Low in calories and high in fiber, it is a source of vitamins C and A, iron, and magnesium, which makes it an excellent vegetable to fight against fatigue.
The spinach improves transit and has laxative and diuretic effects on our body.
Malignant Council about the chard:
The chard likes to keep cool and moist soils. N’Feel free to mulch the foot in the summer to keep the freshness in the soil.
- Read also: culture, maintenance and harvesting chard
- Read also: all our recipes with Swiss chard or Swiss chard