How to harvest Swiss Chard 'Green Lucullus'
The outer leaves should be cut off first when they are still young and tender. Work your way into the centre leaves. You do not have to wait until they are fully grown as harvesting them regularly will encourage them to supply new growth. Raw chard is extremely perishable.
How to propagate Swiss Chard 'Green Lucullus'
The seeds should be sown thinly, around 2.5cm deep and 10cm apart. This should be done from March to July. Usually, you do two separate sowings, so one in April and another in July. The July crop will provide leaves for the following spring when they start to grow again.
Special features of Swiss Chard 'Green Lucullus'
Swiss Chard is a heavy feeder, follow these crops with legumes.
Other uses of Swiss Chard 'Green Lucullus'
Fresh young chard can be used raw in salads. Mature chard leaves and stalks are typically cooked or sautéed; the bitterness fades with cooking, leaving a refined flavour which is more delicate than that of cooked spinach.