Vegetables

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. Highly productive for continuous cutting. Great in salads and stir fries.

Position

Sun or part shade.

Sow

Sow direct in warm conditions or raise in trays of Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant when 5cm high.

Care

  • Grow in sun or semi-shade.
  • Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates® Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone) before planting.
  • Feed plants regularly.
  • Continuous harvest promotes new growth.
  • Protect plants from snails and slugs.

Tips

Great companion plant for beets, marjoram and onion. Harvest by pulling (rather than cutting) stems, starting with the outside leaves.