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.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 10-30 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 10-30 inches wide
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Begin harvesting chard by removing outer leaves when they reach 6 inches tall, and continue harvesting throughout the summer. Plants tolerate light frosts, so you can continue harvesting late into autumn.
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