|Easy to grow chard looks as good|
as it tastes.
Swiss chard and many other leafy greens are tolerant of cold temperatures. Find an open spot in the garden and sow some seeds. You'll have harvestable leaves in as little as 40 days. Yum! Be sure to rinse it well before cooking as the dimpled leaves really seem to hang onto dust and soil particles. None of us like to eat gritty greens! Here are links to a couple of my favorite recipes for chard from epicurious.com and the Food Network.
- Swiss Chard Tart
- Ricotta and Red Chard Canneloni
- Bean and Swiss Chard Soup
- Bruschetta with Sauteed Greens
- Penne with Swiss Chard
|Swiss chard tart. Image borrowed from ThisTinyHouse.com.|
|Red and orange stemmed chard add a ton of color to the garden!|