SILVERBEET FORDHOOK GIANT – I LOVE A GIANT VEGGIE! LONG LIVED PERPETUAL $1.30 $1.20

PERRENIAL SILVERBEET FORDHOOK GIANT IS A FANTASTIC LONG-LIVED PLANT THAT IS HAPPY TO BE PICKED AND TO GROW AGAIN, GIVING YOU A LARGE CROP OVER MONTHS!
PICK THE OUTSIDE LEAVES AND MORE WILL ARISE! DELICIOUS IN LOADS OF RECIPES! PLANT NOW OR IN MOST SEASONS OF THE YEAR!

A popular variety of silver beet that is grown for its full flavoured, crinkled dark green leaves and contrasting white stalks.

Easy and quick growing producing an ample crop! Each seed is actually a seed capsule, plant as per seeds and they will break open and create two or three plants!

Use
Like all leafy vegetables it is high in iron. Best lightly steamed and served with butter and herbs as side dish to roast meat or vegetable lasagne.

Harvest young leaves regularly and remove flower stems as they appear. The more you harvest the better it produces.

SEED CAPSULES SHOULD BE PLANTED AS PER SEEDS, THEY WILL BREAK OPEN AND THREE PLANTS WILL ARISE, KEEP THE STRONGEST TWO AND PICK THE THIRD TO ADD GREENS TO A SANDWICH! EACH SEED CAPSULE WILL CONTAIN 3 OR MORE PLANTS.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct in Spring, Summer, or Autumn. Plant seeds at a depth of 15mm with 30cm plant spacing and 50cm row spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
5-10 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
70 days

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Seed Count: 26
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