At soil temperatures: 42 day at 41° F 17 day at 50° F 10 day at 59° F 6 days at 68° F
Plant crop in cool weather, about two weeks before the expected date of last frost until July 1st. Chard does not develop as strong a flavor in heat as many other leafy vegetables do.
Plant seeds 1/2" to 1" deep. In heavy soil, it may be useful to cover with, sand or soft potting mixture to avoid crusting of soil.
Plant seed about 1" apart in wide row planting and cover 1/2" to 1" deep.
Chard has a different color than other salad greens. Red veins, particularly in the Rhubarb variety make it an attractive, edible border for flower beds and other decorative gardens.
Chard lends itself to mixed plantings in container gardens.