This curly leafed green plant is a dual-purpose vegetable - the stalks are cooked and eaten as celery and the leaves harvested and eaten like spinach. Silverbeet is popular in Australian gardens because it's so easily grown and is a versatile addition to many dishes. It has a very long cropping period.
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Prefers well-drained soil, leaving four or five centre stalks will promote quick re-growth, as will the application of liquid fertiliser every two weeks. Harvest approximately 8 to 12 weeks after sowing.