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.
 
Fertilizing:
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 Sun 1/2″ Well drained, fertile, pH 6.2-6.8
 
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Chard
4-8″ 12-24″ 300 50 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