Chard Growing

chard growing in tropics
chard growing in tropics
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Introducing Chard

Chard is also known as Swiss Chard. It also known as silverbeet, spinach beet and perpetual spinach.

Chard Growing

Chard is easy to grow in the tropics. Plant in full sun make sure your plants are well-watered.

Location and Soil

Position your plants in full sun. Work compost and well-rotted manure into the soil before planting. Chard is a heavy feeder and thrives in soil that it high in nitrogen.

Propagation

Growing from Seed

Care

Fertilising 
Pruning / Harvesting
Watering
Pests and Diseases

Eating the Fruit

Fresh chard is often used in salads, stirfries, soups and omelets. Chard is usually boiled or sautéed, as the bitterness fades with cooking.

Health Benefits


Weight Loss


Fibre


Immune System

Antioxidants

Chard contains the antioxidants alpha and beta-carotene, lutein and choline.

Prebiotics

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