Silver Beet Growing Guide

Silver Beet, also known as Swiss Chard

Crop Rotation Group

Chenopodiaceae (Beet family) 

Soil

Rich soil best but will grow in most places.

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Onion, Onions, Beetroot, Cabbage, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Strawberry and Turnip.

Spacing

Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into the ground. Can be sown in containers and planted out when the soil is too cool to direct sow.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Keep well watered in dry seasons.

Harvesting

Pull a few leaves from the outside of the plant regularly once the plants have reached a decent size.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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