If you look waaay in the back, you can see the markers for a couple of Swiss Chard seeds I planted. Last year I had a lot of success with both Bright Lights and Large Ribbed Dark Green varieties, so I decided to grow them again this year.
Swiss Chard seeds tend to germinate well for me. Or maybe they germinate well for every gardener and there’s nothing special about me. But I like to think that it’s something that I do that makes my chard grow so well.
I just love the beautiful candy apple red stems of the Bright Lights variety. I tend to grow chard for the color it adds to my garden, more so than the taste.
There’s so much advice out there on how to plant gardens. I’ve tried several methods, including planting in traditional rows, Square Foot gardening and the Seeding Square method. I decided on traditional rows for this crop of chard. And I like it. I’m a fan of clean lines in design, this even carries over to my garden despite the fact that I can grow more in the same space using other methods.
Are you growing Swiss Chard? What variety?