Chard Growing Info

Learning Download: How to Grow Chard
When to Plant:
Chard should be direct seeded mid-spring through mid-summer. Soil temperature should be 55° F or higher. Start transplants 4 weeks before anticipated planting date.
Mix 1-2-2 fertilizer into the soil 1-2 weeks before planting. Reapply every 4 weeks.
Location:Planting Depth:Soil Type:
Full to Partial Sun1/2″Well drained, fertile, pH 6.2-6.8
 Seed SpacingRow SpacingSeeds per 100′Yield per 100′Seeds per Acre
4-8″12-24″30050 lbs.135,000


Chard Seed Count 
1 Ounce: 1,500 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 3,000 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 6,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 12,000 Seeds
1 Pound: 24,000 Seeds
* These are average chard seed counts.  Varieties can vary.
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′

Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces