Chard 'Bright Lights'

Chard Bright Lights has bright, brilliant coloured leaves, amazing in the garden and the salad bowl, this chard is also slow to bolt. More
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Chard 'Bright Lights' has brilliant coloured leaves, amazing in the garden and the salad bowl. You'll need only one or two sowings for growing all year, as this stunning variety is very slow to bolt. A must for the ornamental veg garden.

Use the baby leaves raw in salad and larger leaves cooked like spinach are excellent for chard gratin. Rainbow Chard is also excellent in risotto balls.

Genus Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla
Variety Bright Lights, syn. 'Rainbow'
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Swiss Chard, Beet Leaf
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 10-15cm for salad leaves. 30cm for spinach-like leaves.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow from February - October. Can be sown under cover earlier in a gutter or seed tray.
Care Tips This will survive winter frosts to keep producing through until spring.
Harvesting All year, 4-6 weeks from sowing. In the summer, you can just slice off the whole plant with a sharp knife and within a couple of weeks it will be ready to be picked again. When it's truly cold, harvest the outer leaves only, leaving the heart to continue to grow. Leaves will produce for 4-5 months.
Cooking Notes This is actually two vegetables in one - separate the stem and the leaves, and cook the stem for 2-3 mins longer. Try it Sarah's delicious Ithaca pie recipe - a local version of Spanakopita.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

Seeds Delivery - Items will be despatched in 5-7 working days.

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Chard 'Bright Lights' reviews

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Theo

Grew well and lovely bright colours.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Michelle

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Georgina

Delivery time is good and all the plants were strong and healthy

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

Went to seed very quickly, expected better result.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Please be advised that these will have been affected by the very hot weather this season, which as you are probably aware affects Chard and other salad crops when the soil temperatures are very high."

Posted 7th November 2018