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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Swiss chard

Rich in vitamins A

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 5 to 10 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 10 to 15 feet
  • 2 ounces of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 18 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 3 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 55 to 65 days from planting to eating stage
  • 9,690 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 17 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Recommended varieties
    • Lucullus
      Light green, moderately crumpled leaves
    • Rhubarb Chard
      Crumpled, dark green leaves, red stem

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 15 to May 15
    • Central Missouri
      April 1 to May 30
    • North Missouri
      April 15 to May 20

 

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