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Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

For seeds, OG means "organically grown" and signifies seeds harvested from plants grown organically, without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and according to National Organic Program standards.
For supplies, OG signifies products that are approved for use in growing certified organic crops; supplies are listed by the OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) when noted in the product description.

Salad Mix Component

Salad Mix Component

A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.

Fordhook Giant

Fordhook GiantOrganic Swiss Chard Seed


Product ID: 701G

The standard green Swiss chard.

The leaves are medium green and savoyed (crinkled) with white veins and broad, white stems. Decorticated (rubbed), sized seeds. Organically grown. Avg. 40,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 200 seeds.

Product Price Qty
701GPacket  $4.10 
701G1 Ounce  $5.25 
Backordered until 05/01/15
701G1/4 Pound  $8.99 
Backordered until 05/01/15
701G1 Pound  $23.10 
Backordered until 05/01/15
701G5 Pounds  $104.40 
Backordered until 05/01/15
701G25 Pounds  $485.00 
Backordered until 05/01/15

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   25 baby, 50 bunching

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Growing Information

Swiss Chard

CULTURE: Soil pH should be over 6.0. Cool and mild weather is preferred, though chard has some heat tolerance.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow beginning midspring and on into midsummer (fall where winter is mild).
BUNCHING: Sow about 6 seeds/ft., 1/2" deep, rows 18-24" apart. Thin to 4-6" apart for larger leaves. Cut for bunching at any stage; new leaves will grow.
SALAD MIX: Sow in a 2-4" wide band, 1" apart, 40 seeds/ft. Clip in about 5 weeks.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: BUNCHING: For bunching: 300' /oz., 3 1/4 oz. /1,000', 4 1/2 lb. /acre at 6 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart. For baby leaf: 45' /oz., 11/3 lb. /1,000', 39 lb./acre at 40 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart.
SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 20,000-40,000 (avg. 30,000).
PACKET: 200 seeds sows 33-34'.

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