Silverbeet- Fordhook Giant
- Leaf vegetable
- Large green curled leaves
Biennial normally grown as an annual, growing to 70cm. A very popular home garden variety. Large tender green curled leaves with white ribs and stalks. Excellent flavour. Frost tolerant. Silver beet is also known as "Swiss Chard" and is often confused with "Spinach".
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring, summer and autumn (anytime outside of frost or excessive heat)|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||70 days|
(Product number: E1-17_P)
Seeds per gram: 55 seeds
|Botanical name:||Beta vulgaris|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||20 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||55|
Photo by Kaishin Chu
Very easy to grow3 February 2018I think all (or almost all) the seeds germinated. I now have too many plants, but it's a good problem to have. I didn't do anything special, just planted these, daily watering and some sun. Very easy. They are also bitter tasting, so the best part is the insects generally leave them alone (unlike my kale, spinach and cabbage which they demolished).