Chard Stones

Swiss Chard SeedsThe Swiss chard may be a few weeks late in finding a home in the dirt (they probably couldĀ  have been planted a couple of weeks ago), but they’re in.

Because leafy greens love nitrogen, the soil has been dosed with about four or five tablespoons of nitrogen-rich coffee grounds — something that’s always in abundance around here. And, because chard isn’t as picky as other vegetables, the soil is half fresh organic and half sterilized organic from last year’s supply.

Although the seed packets will instruct you to thin the seedlings to 4-6″ apart, those with limited space will probably do just fine with 3″ between plants.