Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Regular price
$1.00 CAD
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Description

Swiss chard has a great reputation among gardeners for having vitamin reach leaves and edible stems. Swiss chard is also easy to grow in a container. 
Curated for container and raised bed gardening, each seed pack represents 1 square foot of garden space - Perfect for planning your LifeSpace Garden.

Seeds per Pack: 8-10 | Spacing per square foot: 4

All profits from our seed sales go towards cool community partner initiatives that bring people together. Have an idea? Tell us about it!

The biggest reason most gardens fail... is water.

LifeSpace Gardens overcome this challenge by emulating the water tables found in all the most abundant natural environments. This technique is know as sub-irrigation and creates the ideal growing conditions for long term sustainability, convenience and growing success.

  • Save more than 80% of the water consumed by traditional techniques

  • Reduce maintenance from daily to weekly - or less

  • Improve yields and grow healthier plants

    Our patented food safe Self-Watering System will also:

    • Sequester Rain Water

    • Help you overcome droughts

    • Remove the guess work around watering

    • Eliminate mess and offer drainage control

    • Add 2-3x the lifespan to you garden by protecting it from rot

     

     

     

    LifeSpace Wood Finishes

    LifeSpace Gardens Guarantee

    Your LifeSpace Garden is crafted out of Western Red Cedar, harvested from the forests of British Columbia. The natural characteristics and high oil content of this beautiful wood makes it ideal to use outside and withstand the seasonal elements. Cedar, like all natural materials, will season uniquely and accrue it own natural patina and character over time. Small cracks, silvering, knot holes and weathering are all part of this natural process. However, with proper care, your garden can last a lifetime.

    The LifeSpace Guarantee takes this natural process to mind. The wood will age, but the craftsmanship will remain. We guarantee the structural integrity of your LifeSpace Garden & the functioning of your GardenWell sub-irrigation system.

    10 year Warranty:

    Heirloom Planter

    Artifex Planter

    Elevated Heirloom Planter

    Elevated Artifex Planter

    5 year Warranty:

    ProjectGarden Box DIY Kit

    LowRider

    HighRise

    Canopy

    SaladBar

    Process and Exclusions

    We reserve the right to replace or repair as required. Issues we can help with, but not included in the warranty: improper installation or assembly when not performed by a LifeSpace certified installer, puncturing of the liner, aesthetic imperfections, cracking or checking of the wood as it seasons, wood finish/stain, castors or wheels, damage during moving or installation and wood rot from lack of basic maintenance or improper installation.

    Please forward any questions or concerns to info@lifespacegardens.com.

    Return Policy:

    Within 7 days you can return your LowRider, HighRise, SaladBar, Canopy, or Project Garden Box – no questions asked for a full purchase credit. Gardens must be in new condition, and original packaging. Returns can be sent to #8 - 262 E Esplanade, North Vancouver BC, Canada. V7L 1A3. The cost of shipping is not covered in our return policy.

    Our GardenWell Kits and custom built garden models, such as: Heirloom, Artifex, Elevated Heirloom/Artfiex, Harvest Table, and any CondoFarm with engraving or custom finishing are built and assembled to order and not eligible for return and deposits non-refundable.

    Free Shop Pick Up

    Free pick up is offered on all our products from our 1st Street location. Our Shop is conveniently located in the Lower Lonsdale light industrial area, close to the Shipyards and Lonsdale Quay.

    Pickup Location: LifeSpace Planter Pickups
    #6 – 259 East 1st Street
    North Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday

    Call ahead to confirm open hours: 604 770 3090

    Shipping

    Almost all of our products can be shipped across Canada and to the lower 48 States of USA.

    For our smaller gardens such as: LowRider, HighRise and Canopy, shipping is calculated as part of the check out process.

    For our larger gardens such as: Artifex and Heirloom, a custom shipping quote is required, and is part of the "Request a Quote" process.

    Delivery & Installation

    For our local clientele our gardens can be delivered directly to you by the LifeSpace Team.

    We offer both Residential and Commercial installation services throughout the Vancouver area complete with our premium living soil, organic veggie seeds and seedlings, and can provide garden planning and season long support.

    Edible Gardens, Foodscaping and Urban Agriculture are our specialty!

    Spacing

    Plant 4 seeds per square foot

    Sun Exposure

    Swiss Chards need 4-8 hours or more of sunlight

    Start Indoors

    N/A

    Transplant Outside

    N/A

    Example title

    April, May, June, July, Aug

    Harvest

    May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct

    how do i grow swiss chard

    Swiss chard can be directly sown in the early spring and they can continue to be sown until summer.

    Swiss chard may bolt in the summer heat so make sure to keep it well watered and mulched to avoid bolting. If your Chard does not bolt in its first season, it will in it's second as it is a biennial. If you have the space, try letting it flower for the bees. 

    There are many different varieties of swiss chard, try experimenting to see which varieties you like best. 

    Helpful Tips and Tricks

    Mulch your swiss chard with loose hay so they can be harvested well into winter, and remove the hay in early spring to get an early harvest.  You’ll need to plant new seeds each year as swiss chard will harvest for two spring seasons.

    Nutrition

    1 cup: Vitamin K (374%), Vitamin A (44%), Vitamin C (18%), Magnesium (7%), Manganese (7%)

    Preparing and using

    Depending on what you plan to use the swiss chard for, here is how you can prepare them:

    For salads: Clip the plants 1/2 inches at about the soil at about 5 weeksFor cooking: harvest whole plant at soil levelFor Continuous harvest of outer leaves:  Cut off outer stalks with a knife

    harvesting

    Start harvesting your swiss chard when leaves are 6-9 inches tall and continue to harvest them every week.  To harvest the leaves carefully cut the outer stem at the plant base with scissors