Vegetable Seeds Catalogue

Silverbeet

Sds/g: 50-70                         Feed Requirements: Low                                   Usual Seed Life:2-4 years

 

Cultural Notes:

  • A hardy vegetable that supplies essential greens through those lean winter months.
  • Many prefer English spinach in taste but silverbeet is a lot easier to grow and has a longer harvest period. We like the leaf and stems in pies or steamed with fennel seed and a dash of rice vinegar.
  • Silverbeet does not need very fertile soil but produces a lot better with sweeter leaves if given a moderate amount of compost and fertiliser. Sow seed 2cm deep in rows 50-60cm apart. Thin to 50-60cm apart. Eat thinnings once they reach a reasonable size.
  • To encourage plant health and growth pull off the older, outer leaves to encourage new growth.

Problems:

  • Slugs and snail can reap havoc with seedlings, but once silverbeet has reached a reasonable size not much troubles it at all.

Harvest:

  • Harvest outer leaves as needed.

Sowing periods

Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Mar 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Jan 1st to Dec 31st
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Botanical Name
Beta vulgaris 'Rainbow Chard'

Richly coloured stems in red, yellow and pink shades make Rainbow Chard or silverbeet highly ornamental but also very tasty. A vigorous grower, often perennial, which needs good drainage, fertile soil and plenty of space. 40 seeds

Organic
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Botanical Name
Beta vulgaris

This white-stemmed silverbeet is a prolific and tasty vegetable that is easy to grow and thrives year round, ensuring that you get your winter greens. A local favourite as it is dependable throughout the coldest months. A vigorous vegie that needs good drainage, fertile soil and plenty of space. Use in pies, steamed, stocks or stir fries. 150 seeds.

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1 pkt
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Botanical Name
Beta vulgaris

An ornamental for the potager garden that is a reliable supplier of kitchen greens. The crinkly leaves are dark green with tones of red. The leaf stems and veins are red, helping provide an eye-catching appearance. Use in pies, stock or steamed. Can be frozen for later use. Young leaves can be eaten raw. Grow extra to feed your chooks for golden egg yolks. Harvest year round. 100 seeds.

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1 pkt
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Botanical Name
Beta vulgaris

A bright yellow stemmed silverbeet to keep the daisies in the garden company. A favourite of Steve Solomon’s due to the superior taste. Super hardy, surviving very cold winters. Use in pies, stock or steamed. Can be frozen for later use. Young leaves can be eaten raw. Grow extra to feed your chooks for golden egg yolks. Harvest year round. Seed grown by Steve Solomon. 100 seeds.