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Silverbeet or Swiss Chard is a great leafy vegetable, rich in vitamin K and a great plant for your veggie patch. A great antioxidant, to prevent a range of sicknesses. Can also be used as an ornamental feature in the vegie patch.

How to grow silverbeet in a garden

  1. Step 1: Choose a sunny to part shade spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Add some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to help add nutrients to the soil.
  2.  Sow seed direct or if propagating in seed trays use Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water when needed making sure the soil is moist but not wet. Thin seedlings and fertilise with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food.  
  4. Harvest by taking leaves off at ground level to promote new foliage. Sow another crop to overlap and ensure continuous harvest. 

     
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How to grow silverbeet in a pot

  1. Choose a decent sized pot; a 300mm pot will be a good start. Fill with a good premium potting mix like Yates potting mix with Dynamic lifter organic plant food. Place in a full sun to part shade position.
  2. Sow direct into the soil planting them in clumps. Cover lightly with Yates seed raising mix and water well.
  3. Water regularly. Once your seedlings have germinated then use the Yates Thrive Veggie and herb natural fish blood and bone concentrate liquid food.
  4. Harvest by taking leaves off at ground level to promote new foliage. Sow another crop to overlap and ensure continuous harvest.


Growing tips

  • Silverbeet like rich organic soils, if you find your soil is acidic, then add some lime which will help it grow to its full potential.
  • Try not to overwater as it will lead to fungal diseases, which can cause black spots. You can use Yates Leaf Curl Copper Fungicide to treat this problem. 
  • Check for caterpillars in spring to autumn and spray with Yates Nature’s Way Caterpillar Killer. 


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