A member of the beetroot family, chard is a versatile leafy green and is used in a variety of culinary dishes. It can be eaten both raw and cooked and is a good source of vitamins.
- High levels of Vitamin K
- Good levels of vitamin A
- Easy to grow
- Versatile culinary plant
An easy to grow vegetable, either as a pot herb or in the ground, it sometimes grows small beetroots at the base of the stalks.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Red
- Flowering period: August in second year
There is nothing better than harvesting your own leaves through the year and chard is one that produces plenty. It loves a nice rich soil and will produce large leaves when grown in the ground, but can be successfully grown in pots too with plenty of liquid feeding to keep the glossy leaves coming. It can be grown in a shadier spot but would appreciate a couple of hours of sun a day.
Chard is a versatile leaf and can be used in many culinary dishes. Try it lightly stir fried in a splash of oil with garlic as side to other dishes, add to omelettes, shredded into Chinese soups like Tom Yum, in quiches, vegetable and bean soups, the large leaves can be stuffed and the younger leaves added to salads. Experiment!
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.