• DELIVERY INFO: Autumn Plants are shipped between early September and mid/late October See FAQs for further info.

Rainbow Chard – Bright Lights (Autumn)


Colourful chard leaves for winter growing

Rainbow chard will bring a pleasing punch of colour to your veg patch during the colder months. It is a flavoursome and nutrient-rich vegetable that will produce leaves throughout the seasons. A good vegetable plant to try growing if you like spinach. Simply cut off the bigger, outer leaves at the base and more will keep growing from the centre. It will tolerate light frosts. You will receive a growing guide with the plug plants.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Bright Lights (organic*)

In the kitchen: The chard leaves are lovely wilted with a bit of garlic butter, and the stalks are great chopped up and thrown into paellas and risottos.

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and Mid/Late October.

Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in early autumn approx 30cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant. They will grow even faster if grown under cover in a greenhouse/polytunnel or under horticultural fleece/cloche.

When to harvest: Start picking the outer leaves as the plant reaches approx 20-25cm high. Leave a few baby leaves in the centre of the plant hen harvesting and it will keep producing leaves for several months.

When we deliver
We deliver these plug plants between September and mid/late October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plug plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.