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    When to Plant Swiss Chard

    Swiss chard

    Chard—Swiss chard—is a cool and warm-season crop. It will tolerate frost and keep growing in summer. The optimum soil temperature for germination is 50° to 8°5F (10°-29°C). Direct—seeding is the most common way to start chard. Sow seed in the garden 2 to 4 weeks before the last average frost date in spring. To get […] More

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    Chard Soup Made Simply

    Chard soup

    PrintChard SoupAuthor Steve Albert IngredientsChard soup, like cabbage or lettuce soup, can be made from nothing more than chard, water, and salt, But this recipe is a bit fancier—it adds a couple of eggs, a small onion, and some pepper.InstructionsCut the chard leaves (a bunch or about 1 pound) once lengthwise into ribbons, then crosswise […] More

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    How to Harvest and Store Swiss Chard

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    Harvest Swiss chard when the leaves are tender and big enough to eat. Swiss chard is ready for picking 30 days after sowing if you want baby leaves. Harvest chard 45 to 60 days after sowing if you want full-sized leaves with a thick midrib. When to Harvest Swiss Chard Harvest Swiss chard any time […] More

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    Swiss Chard: Kitchen Basics

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    Swiss chard is a cacophony of dazzling multicolored stems: gold, pink, orange, purple, red, mauve, and white in electric and pastel variations. The stems are set off by deep green or bronze leaves. Swiss chard stalks and leaves can be cooked and served as you would spinach. Swiss chard is the most colorful when plants […] More