Tuesday 19 March 2024

Organic Gardening Seeds - Swiss Chard Fordhook

Organic Gardening Seeds have sent me a pack of their Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant which has been added to their catalogue for 2024. It sells for £2.99 for approximately 100 seeds. 

Heavily savoyed leaves with a superb dark green colour and contrasting ivory stems that make an excellent alternative to spinach. 

The flavoursome leaves are thick and tender, making an appealing steamed vegetable or a colourful addition to stir fries. Swiss Chard 'Fordhook Giant' is a well established variety from the 1920’s and remains popular today. 

As the name suggests, this monster Swiss Chard grows up 60cm (24") tall, making an impressive display on the vegetable plot, or even in your flower borders! 

Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").

Once again the web site graphics don't reflect what printed on the actual pack. How anyone can think that you could possibly harvest the same month you sow is beyond me. Their webmaster needs to start reading the back of the packs and using their brain a little. 

Sow March to August and Harvest May to November.

Sowing Instructions 

Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (1/2") deep in drills 30cm (12") apart. Sow little and often for a continuous supply. Cloche later sowings for harvesting into December.

No comments:

Post a Comment