Swiss Chard

Can be direct seeded for baby leaves or plant 6-12 inches apart for larger leaves.  Harvest baby leaves by cutting just above the growing tip or larger leaves as soon as they leaves are the size you want them by pulling off the outer ones.

Salzer’s 1915 catalog opines, “Swiss chard produces more food for the table than almost any other vegetable and it also requires less care; it yields a constant crop from July to winter.” Plants will grow quite large. Space according to use can be closer together for baby leaf harvest. Soften thick ribs of chard, beets and other greens by braising.

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