Swiss Chard Bright Lights | 5 Vegetable Plug Plants

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  • Supplied as: 5 Vegetable Plug Plants
  • Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets? Yes
  • Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
  • Plant Type: Hardy Biennial
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  • Supplied as: 5 Vegetable Plug Plants
  • Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets? Yes
  • Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
  • Plant Type: Hardy Biennial
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Swiss Chard Bright Lights | 5 Vegetable Plug Plants
Swiss Chard Bright Lights | 5 Vegetable Plug Plants

Creating a colourful display in any vegetable patch or border, Swiss Chard Bright Lights is a versatile and tasty vegetable with both the stems and leaves being used in cooking. Full of nutrition, this can be grown throughout the year and will survive winter frosts.
Plant 30cm apart, keep the soil watered and protect plants from birds and insects with netting. 

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Product Code 310112
Brand Brookside Nursery
Country of Origin GB
Supplied as 5 Vegetable Plug Plants
Suitable for Hanging Baskets? Yes
Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
Scented? No
Plant Type Hardy Biennial
RHS Plants for Pollinators No
Botanical name Beta vulgaris var cicla
Planting Position Full Sun to Partial Shade
Eventual Height 45cm (18")
RHS Award of Garden Merit No
Spacing 30cm (12")
Hardy Perennial No
Attractive to bees & butterflies No
FSC Certified? No

Size guide - Pack of 5 Vegetable Plug Plants

Our vegetable plugs are healthy, strong plugs in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown on before planting out. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost.   Compost volume around 2.5 – 3.5cm deep x 1.5 - 3cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided

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Peppers and chillies are brilliant for growing in pots or in growbags outside in a sunny sheltered spot and they will flourish in the warmth of a greenhouse or windowsill too.

  • If you are growing your chillies and peppers outside, they will need to be potted on individually first and then hardened off for a week or two to acclimatise to outdoor temperatures before planting out after the last frosts.
  • Plant into large pots (at least 30cms in diameter) on a sunny patio in multi-purpose compost or into the veg patch.
  • Pinch out the growing tips of chilli peppers when they about 20cms high. This will encourage more side shoots which will in turn make a bushier plant producing more chillies. 
  • Bell peppers (Celica) are best left without pinching out the tips as this will delay fruiting.
  • Feed with a liquid tomato fertiliser or similar, that is high in potash to encourage plenty of flowers and fruits to form.
  • As the weather turns colder towards the end of the season, cover plants grown outside with fleece at night to help the fruits to ripen fully.
  • If you are growing chillies and peppers inside, on a windowsill, in a conservatory or greenhouse they will benefit from being potted on in a general-purpose compost until they are big enough to be planted into a 30cms pot.   Pinch out the shoots, as before.
  • Indoor grown chillies will probably need pollinating by hand, which is easy and fun to do.
  • Brush pollen from one flower to another with a small paintbrush or cotton bud once the flowers appear. This will help the fruits set.
  • Feed regularly throughout the growing season with a liquid tomato fertiliser.
  • Damping down the greenhouse with water to keep the air humid, helps to keep deter red spider mite.  This also helps with tomato plants too.

Special requirements - Water pepper and chilli plants at the base and not with a watering can sprinkler as this can cause the fruits to rot.

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