6 Review (s)

  1. Olga Galkina, city of Kirov

    When I saw the peacock tail chard - a mixture of varieties with multi-colored petioles - I immediately acquired it.
    In addition, I bought a variety of White Silver [WhiteSilver2) with white petioles.
    In general, all varieties of chard are divided into leaf and petiolate. The first form large leaves, in the second they are also quite large, but still grow powerful petioles. If you want to get an early crop, then it is better to plant leaf varieties. They are more early-maturing. Juicy petioles will have to wait a little longer, but they are worth it! I just prefer petiolate varieties, and they include the Peacock's tail and White Silver.

    The mangold Peacock tail has risen well, and soon the plants reached 30-40 cm in height. Petioles really were of different colors - white, scarlet, yellow, and to taste - juicy. The young leaves of the chard turned out to be tender.
    White silver forms large leaves and powerful white petioles. To the petioles were even more, I deleted several leaves from the plant.

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  2. Galina

    The chard, unlike its relative, the common beet, uses not root crops, but petioles and leaves for food. Chard can be sown until August. He will have time to give a crop of vitamin greens, and then calmly winter and germinate again as soon as the earth moves away from the cold.

    At the end of summer, leaf beets should be sown immediately in the soil, to a depth of 4-5 cm. Chard grows best in loose fertile soil, you can plant it after cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, carrots or onions. Undesirable predecessors are beets and spinach. Not until
    to let plant thicken in a row - timely thinning is necessary. Otherwise, everything is standard - watering and weeding. It is better to eat the chard greens right away, but if you need to keep it for a while, you need to wrap the leaves in a towel and put in the refrigerator.

    Those who want diversity, in addition to plants with red petioles (varieties of Scarlet, Beauty), can plant a chard with stalks of silver or green flowers (Bride, Green).

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  3. Evgenia Revyakina, the city of Kostroma

    Silver chard

    This is not my first year growing leaf beets, I especially like the silver-chard chard varieties White Silver 2 and Lucullis. Due to the decorativeness - this leaf beet has beautiful petioles with white veins - they are planted not only in the garden, but also in the flower garden as a border plant.
    Silvery-chinned chard reaches 45 in height. Like any leaf beet, this plant is completely cold-resistant, well tolerates a short-term drought, but it is more comfortable for him at 20 ° on a sunny plot.

    The chard has a powerful root system, and in order to get enough oxygen, the bed needs to be loosened from time to time. If the soil is not fertile enough, it should be enriched with peat, humus, and if heavy - with sand.
    I use choleston of chard for cooking stew, fry in batter, I add to the billet. Leaves put in soup, salads, I use for stuffed cabbage.

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  4. Elena GRACHEVA, Yaroslavl

    Heard about the beneficial properties of chard. I want to put him on the plot this year. When and in what soil should the chard be sown?

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    • OOO "Sad"

      Since chard is a cold-resistant plant, it can be sown already in April (you do not need to soak the seeds). It is permissible to do this at a later date (in the 2nd half of May), but in this case, the seeds should be soaked 2-3 days before sowing. You can also sow chard in the winter, when the temperature drops to -4 ° or -5 °. Winter sowing is mulched with peat or a rotted humus layer of 2-3 cm.
      Mangold loves light fertile soils. But on heavy waterlogged lands you are unlikely to be able to get a good crop of this crop. Before sowing, the bed is dug up, humus, peat are introduced. The seeds are buried by 2-3 cm. When the seedlings grow a little, they are thinned out. Next - watering, cultivating, weeding.

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  5. Raisa PAVLOVA, Novosibirsk

    plant chard

    For several years now I have marked the onset of the calendar spring by planting chard-beet leaves. This culture grows a little slower than a normal salad, but it supplies me with tasty and useful leaves until late autumn.

    A container for chard is needed at least 20 cm deep. The soil I take is ready, from the store, but I add a few tablespoons of charcoal to it. I put a layer of sand on the bottom of the container for drainage.

    Before sowing, I soak the seeds for a day, spreading them near a hot battery on a damp cloth and covering with a film. Sow the prepared seeds to a depth of 2-3 cm. It is important not to thicken the crops - in cramped conditions, do not get a large rosette of leaves.
    I water the chard abundantly and necessarily then loosen the soil with a fork so that the air can freely flow to the roots. In a month I cut off the first harvest!

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