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Chard

Beta vulgaris cicla

If you're tired of the same old vegetable side dishes, grow Swiss chard. You'll find dozens of different ways to serve it. The classic preparation is to lightly saute; it in olive oil and garlic. But also use its greens raw in salads. Or sliver the leaves and stems and had several handfuls to a pot of soup.

Swiss chard is an attractive plant, and the newer "rainbow" Swiss chards available are very striking -- and still taste great. You can even include them in a flowerbed! Although flavor is best in cool weather, chard tolerates the heat of summer quite well.

Light:

Part Sun, Sun

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Height:

From 1 to 8 feet

Width:

10-30 inches wide

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more varieties for Chard

'Bright Lights' Swiss chard
'Bright Lights' Swiss chard
produces plants with a rainbow of colors, including gold, pink, orange, purple, red and white. It's slightly less frost tolerant than other chard varieties.
'Bright Yellow' Swiss chard
'Bright Yellow' Swiss chard
forms broad golden stalks that carry their color into the leaf veins. It makes a sunny addition to the flower border.
'Fordhook Giant' Swiss chard
'Fordhook Giant' Swiss chard
bears large ruffled green leaves and creamy white stems. It's an excellent spinach substitute during hot weather. It is easy to grow and a heavy yielder.
'Rhubarb' Swiss chard
'Rhubarb' Swiss chard
got its name from the deep red stalks and red-veined leaves.
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