How to harvest Swiss Chard 'Red Rhubarb'
Leaves are ready to harvest 8 weeks after sowing when the plant is at least 25 cm tall. Pick outer leaves as needed, and let more leaves grow from the middle of the plant or harvest the whole plant 5 cm above ground, and it will grow back.
How to propagate Swiss Chard 'Red Rhubarb'
Sow seeds directly from mid-Spring to midsummer, 6-10 mm deep and 20-30 cm apart. Germination takes 7-12 days.
Special features of Swiss Chard 'Red Rhubarb'
Red Rhubarb Swiss Chard can be grown in a container, provided it drains well and it is deep and at least 20 cm wide.
Swiss Chard are heavy feeders, follow these crops with legumes.
Other uses of Swiss Chard 'Red Rhubarb'
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 flavor which is more delicate than that of cooked spinach.