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Seeds from the Chas. C. Hart Seed Company

The Chas. C. Hart Seed Company

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Annual Vegetable Garden and Heirloom Garden Seeds: Swiss Chard, Turnip Greens, Fall Turnips, Sweet Watermelon Seeds

* NEW * Oriole Swiss Chard, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Lucullus Swiss Chard, Purple Top Turnip, Seven Top Turnip, Charleston Gray Watermelon (picnic-size), Sugar Baby Watermelon (icebox-size)


Hart's Oriole Swiss Chard Seed
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Oriole SWISS CHARD Seed
Stock #: HSV2891     Price: $1.89
Matures in 50 Days - (USED AS GREENS)
(- Poiree - Acelga - Bietola -)

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USED AS GREENS: This brightly colored Oriole Swiss Chard can be used as an ornamental as well as a vegetable. Leaves are medium green with a bright orange stem. Oriole Swiss Chard has a milder flavor than other Chards and is suitable for fresh salad greens as well as cooked like spinach.

SOWING ... Plant Oriole Swiss Chard seed outdoors in a sunny location, as soon as ground can be worked. Plant in rows 18 inches apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart in row. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds start to grow. May be planted throughout the summer.

THINNING ... Thin Oriole Swiss Chard 10 to 12 inches apart in the row, when the plants are 3 to 4 inches tall.

GERMINATION ... Oriole Swiss Chard seed germinates in 10 to 15 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Chard replaces spinach during the hot summer months. Make cuttings of mature Oriole Swiss Chard leaves about 1 inch above the ground and new chard leaves will form. The chard plants will then grow new stems and leaves, allowing continuous harvest all season until frost.


Hart's Bright Lights Swiss Chard Seed
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Rainbow SWISS CHARD Seed
Stock #: HSV2091     Price: $1.89
Matures in 50 Days - (beta vulgaris)
(- Poiree - Bietola - Acelga -)

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USED AS GREENS: This vibrant Rainbow Swiss Chard is attractive in all stages of growth. Most leaves are medium green, some are darker, with stems of yellow, gold, pink, crimson, and various shades in between. Rainbow Swiss Chard has a milder flavor than other Chards and is suitable for fresh salad greens as well as cooked like spinach.

SOWING ... Plant Rainbow Swiss Chard seed outdoors as soon as ground can be worked. Plant in rows 18 inches apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart in row. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds start to grow. May be planted throughout the summer.

THINNING ... Thin Rainbow Swiss Chard to 12 inches apart when plants are 2 inches tall. For ornamental use, select your own color sequence and transplant the color chard 4 to 8 inches apart each way.

GERMINATION ... Rainbow Swiss Chard seed germinates in 14 to 18 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Make cuttings of mature Rainbow Swiss Chard leaves about 1 inch above the ground and new chard leaves will form. For young salad greens, clip chard plants just above the soil. The chard plants will then grow new stems and leaves.


Hart's Lucullus Swiss Chard Seed
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Lucullus SWISS CHARD Seed
Stock #: HSV2092     Price: $1.39
Matures in 50 Days
(- Poiree - Bietola - Acelga -)

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USED AS GREENS: Swiss Chard replaces Spinach during the hot summer months and is as easy to grow as Beets. The leaves are dark green and usually cooked like spinach. The white midribs of Swiss Chard are excellent creamed or as a substitute for Asparagus.

SOWING ... Plant Swiss Chard seed outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked. Plant in rows 18 inches spacing seed 1 inch apart in the row. Cover seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds start to grow. Lucullus Swiss Chard seed may be planted as late as mid June.

THINNING ... When Swiss Chard plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin to 8 to 10 inches apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Lucullus Swiss Chard seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Lucullus Swiss Chard is rich in vitamin A and vitamin B. Make cuttings of the leaves about 1 inch above the ground and new leaves form allowing continuous Swiss Chard harvest through the growing season until frost.


Hart's Purple Top White Globe Turnip Seed
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Purple Top White Globe TURNIP Seed
Stock #: HSV2104     Price: $1.39
Matures in 55 Days * Winter Keeper
(- Navet - Nabo - Navone -)

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EXCELLENT EARLY TURNIP VARIETY: Purple Top White Globe Turnip Roots are 3 to 5 inches in diameter, globe shaped, clean and smooth. Upper portion bright reddish-purple, pure white below. Flesh is white, fine textured and tender with a sweet, mild flavor. Tops medium large, erect, dark green of fine flavor. Purple Top White Globe Turnip is an excellent early variety. This variety of turnip stores well for the winter.

SOWING ... Plant turnip seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked. For fall and winter use sow in late summer. Plant in rows 18 inches apart, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover turnip seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until plants start to grow.

THINNING ... When turnip plants are 1 to 2 inches tall, thin or transplant spacing turnip plants 5 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Purple Top White Globe turnip seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Purple top white globe turnips may be broadcast among the corn at last cultivation. Just before severe frost, lift the roots and store for the winter.


Hart's Seven Top Turnip Seed
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Seven Top TURNIP Seed
Stock #: HSV2105     Price: $1.39
Matures in 45 Days * (Rapa)
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EXCELLENT SALAD VARIETY: Seven Top Turnip is the standard salad turnip of the South. This variety is grown principally for its tender foliage which may be cooked as "greens." Also produces a white globe-shaped turnip of good quality. Seven Top turnip tops are large, plentiful, and of mild, delicate flavor.

SOWING ... Plant turnip seed outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked. Plant turnips in rows 15 inches apart, spacing seed 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover turnip seed with 1/4 inch of soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When turnip plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant, spacing plants 2 to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Seven Top turnip seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For first turnip crop, plant Seven Top Turnip seed as early in Spring as ground can be worked. Plant turnip seed late in summer for a Fall turnip crop.


Hart's Charleston Gray Watermelon Seed
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Charleston Gray WATERMELON Seed
Stock #: HSV2106     Price: $1.89
Matures in 85 Days
(- Melon D'eau - Concomero D'Acqua - Sandia -)

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POPULAR HOME GARDEN WATERMELON: What would a summer picnic be without having watermelon...? Charleston Gray watermelon fruits are large and a average weight of 25 to 35 lbs. Popular watermelon variety and a proven performer for home vegetable garden or farm market. Charleston Gray watermelon has a long cylindrical shape (elongated) and a light gray green color with dark veins. The bright red flesh is crisp, sweet and delicious. Charleston Gray watermelon is resistant to Anthracnose and Fusarium Wilt.

SOWING ... Sow Charleston Gray watermelon seed in late spring when soil is warm or start 4 to 6 weeks earlier indoors. Plant five (5) watermelon seeds in a ring about 2 inches across. Cover watermelon seeds with 1/2 inch of fine soil. Each ring is called a hill and hills should be spaced 6 to 8 feet apart.

THINNING ... When watermelon plants are 2 inches tall, thin to 3 strong plants per hill.

GERMINATION ... Charleston Gray watermelon seed germinates in 7 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Watermelon has Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C. Seeds are dark brown. Keep watermelon plants well dusted with lime or Tomato and Vegetable Dust to control insects when necessary.


Hart's Sugar Baby Watermelon Seed
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Sugar Baby WATERMELON Seed
Stock #: HSV2109     Price: $1.89
Matures in 75 Days
(- Melon D'eau - Concomero D'Acqua - Sandia -)

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VERY SWEET WATERMELON - EARLY: The #1 icebox-sized watermelon...! Sugar Baby Watermelon is an ideal size for the refrigerator (icebox-remember...), widely adapted, produces an abundance of small 8 x 8-1/2 inch fruits. Sugar Baby Watermelon rind is tough, thin, and dark green. It has a very sweet, firm, bright red flesh with small dark brown seeds. Delicious Summer Treat...!

SOWING ... Sow watermelon seed in late spring when soil is warm or start 4-6 weeks earlier indoors. Plant 5 watermelon seeds in a ring about 2 inches across. Cover watermelon seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil. Each ring is called a hill and hills should be spaced 3 feet apart.

THINNING ... When watermelon plants are 2 inches tall, thin to 3 plants per hill.

GERMINATION ... Sugar Baby watermelon seed germinates in 7 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Sugar Baby Watermelon saves space in the garden and refrigerator too. Small-space gardens and patio gardeners can grow this compact watermelon variety called Sugar Baby. Watermelon has Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin C. Keep plants well dusted with lime or Tomato and Vegetable Dust to control insects when necessary.




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