Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard has become one of my favorite garden vegetables.  It’s essentially a beet, but developed for its delicious greens instead of the root.  It can be started in the spring and grows all the way through the fall, producing greens the entire time, from baby to large leaves, all delicious and tender.  So many vegetables need to be harvested regularly, but Swiss Chard holds in the garden and waits for you to decide you want to pick it.  I always know that I have a delicious green available.  Similar in flavor to spinach, it can be used as you would spinach, and is a great option during the heat of the summer when spinach just won’t grow.  It takes up just a little space and produces for such a long time that it’s a great use of your valuable garden space.

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