It is neat that even as seedlings, the stem color has already developed. There are reds, pinks, yellows, and oranges. They will keep these beautiful stem colors as they grow.
The bumpy "seeds" of Swiss Chard are actually seed pods containing multiple seeds. The pod in the middle of the photo has two yellow stem plants emerging.
I transplanted two pods per cell, but you can see additional plants that have now sprouted from the pods. I will have to try to tease the plants apart as they get bigger.
|Fordhook Swiss Chard, back yard garden, 11/15/11|
|Overwintered chard stumps, 2/17/2012|
I would expect these plants to put on a growth spurt within the next month. Should be able to get a harvest out of them before they go to seed.