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Chard- Perpetual Spinach
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Perpetual Spinach Leaf Beet, also known as Spinach Beet Chard, and Umaina in Japan, is a hardy, vigorous, and heat tolerant producer, of smooth, shiny and dark green leaves with a white midrib ("leaf stem"). This variety was bred to have minimal stem and maximum leaf production and is a great choice for gardens with limited space, because it is one of the most productive and low maintenance garden vegetables. Here in Tampa, we pretty much grow this one year-round. One of my favorite qualities of this vegetable, Perpetual Spinach forms multiple growth nodes along its main stem way earlier than it's chard cousins. What that means: you will have more access to more "baby leaves" on each plant, which is my favorite way to eat chard.
|Days to germination||7-12 days|
|Days to maturity||55-65 days|
|Plant time/Harvest||Plant in the Spring for crops through Summer and Fall; Late-Summer planting for heaviest production over winter and through the next spring|
|Sun||full sun, partial shade|
|Soil temperature||60-80 degrees F.|
|Optimum soil P.H||6.1-7.5|
Our aim is to fulfill your order as quickly as possible. While most orders are processed within 7 days, we understand that sometimes it may take longer. Please note that expedited shipping options like Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air only affect the transit time once your order leaves our facility, not the preparation time.
Pickup orders are typically ready within 2-4 days. If you require it sooner, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. For bagged soil pickup orders, please refer to the details below. Once your pickup order is ready, we will contact you (usually by text) to schedule a 2-hour pickup appointment window. Pickup times are available 7 days a week, between 7 am and 9 pm. Your order will be placed under the brown tent in front of our location at 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604, for easy pickup.
For out-of-state orders, we ship on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Florida orders are shipped on Mondays or Tuesdays. If you place an out-of-state order on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it will likely be shipped the following Tuesday or Wednesday. Florida orders placed on Sunday or Monday may be shipped the following week. We schedule shipments this way to ensure that live plants don't travel over the weekend, minimizing any potential damage.
Our seed packets are prepared over the weekend. Orders consisting only of seeds are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays.
After you place your order, we will contact you to arrange the soil delivery. Please note that our trailer or dump truck is large and heavy, with a limited turning radius. We cannot be held responsible for any damage within 1.5 ft of the edge of the driveway or the designated delivery area. If there are plants, grass, artificial turf, sprinkler heads, or any other items within 1.5 ft of the edge, they may be damaged. We are not liable for any damage unless it is due to gross driver negligence. Driveway surfaces (concrete, shell, pavers, turf, etc.) and anything within 1.5 ft of the drive may experience cracking, splitting, breaking, depressions, tracks, etc. Please be aware that large item deliveries carry inherent risks. If the driver determines that it is unsafe to dump the soil in your desired location, they will either choose a safe alternative or the soil will not be delivered, but the delivery fee will still apply.
We fill bagged soil orders every Wednesday. If your order is placed after 4 pm on Tuesday, it will be filled on the following Wednesday. Once your bags of soil are ready, we will follow the regular pickup protocol mentioned above.