Full sun/part shade. Well drained, rich soil.
Choose a sunny spot or part shade spot garden with well-drained soil.
Sow seed directly, or if propagating, use seed raising mix and water in well.
Make sure the soil is moist but not wet.
Thin seedlings and fertilize with plant food.
Choose a decent sized pot, around 30cm.
Fill with premium potting mix.
Place in full sun, Follow seed-> seedling -> harvest guide.
Harvest by taking leaves off at ground level to promote new foliage and leafier growth.
In spring the plants will start to send up a centre shoot then the leaves will become more bitter and tough.
At this stage stop picking the leaves but keep watering and applying liquid fertilizer as normal.
You will then see green flower spikes.
The hard seeds will form then dry along the spikes.
When they turn brown hold a container under the spike then run your thumb and forefinger along the spike to dislodge the seeds.
Leave the seeds in an open container to completely dry.
Place in an area that has good ventilation and low humidity.
Silverbeet seeds should be stored in an airtight container, jar, or plastic bag.
If you are using a plastic bag, make sure any excess air has been pushed out before sealing.
Label with the date harvested then store in a cool dark area.
They can last for 2-3 years this way.
Zone 1 - Cool
January , February , August , September , October , November , December
Zone 2 - Temperate
January , July , August , September , October , November , December
Zone 3 - Subtropical
January , February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October , November , December