Silver Beet – Fordhook Giant
Season – spring to autumn; Sow seed 12mm deep; Plant spacing at 15 to 30 cm apart; Rows at 50cm apart; Germination period between 10-14 days; Soil temperatures between 10˚C and 30˚C; Harvest time approx. 7-12 weeks
Silverbeet grows in most soil types. For best results add compost or well-rotted manure to the garden bed. A cut and come-up again crop, continual harvest will keep the plant producing.
Good companion plants – brassicas (eg. broccoli), alliums (eg. leek and spring onions), and parsnips
Seed quantity - 30