Silverbeet or Swiss Chard is a great leafy vegetable, rich in vitamin K and a great plant for your veggie patch. A great antioxidant, to prevent a range of sicknesses. Can also be used as an ornamental feature in the vegie patch.


How to grow silverbeet in a garden

  1. Step 1: Choose a sunny to part shade spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Add some Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed to help add nutrients to the soil.
  2. Sow seed direct or if propagating in seed trays use Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water when needed making sure the soil is moist but not wet. Thin seedlings and fertilise with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.  
  4. Harvest by taking leaves off at ground level to promote new foliage. Sow another crop to overlap and ensure continuous harvest. 
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How to grow silverbeet in a pot

  1. Choose a decent sized pot; a 300mm pot will be a good start. Fill with a good premium potting mix like Yates Premium Potting Mix organic plant food. Place in a full sun to part shade position.
  2. Sow direct into the soil planting them in clumps. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well.
  3. Water regularly. Once your seedlings have germinated then use the Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
  4. Harvest by taking leaves off at ground level to promote new foliage. Sow another crop to overlap and ensure continuous harvest.

Yates varieties

Silverbeet 'Bright Lights'

Produces vibrant coloured stems in gold, pink, orange, purple, red and white. Leaves are lightly savoyed, and green and bronze in colour.

Silverbeet 'Ruby Chard'

This easy to grow silverbeet, with it's attractive, bright red stems, has a distinctive and pleasant flavour.


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Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.