[Video] Growing Chard – A Versatile Cool-Weather Green

For a quick-growing, beautiful, and versatile fall crop, try growing chard! Here’s how.

Chard is one of the few greens that does quite well in both warm and cool weather, but its rapid, vigorous growth makes it particularly well-suited for fall gardens. If you’re looking for a great crop of greens in a hurry, chard will fit the bill!

Otherwise known as Swiss chard, or “perpetual spinach, chard is a mild and tender green – especially when first picked (it can get bitter if it sits around after picking for too long), and is a great substitute for spinach in many recipes.

It has large, veined dark green leaves, and some varieties come with several vibrant stem colors, which add lots of visual interest to your garden!

Our chard is currently going crazy – we’ve been eating it several times per week lately; it is so delicious and tender!

Here are some helpful tips for planting and growing chard:


Note:  We will be taking a “Blogging Break” next week, but for lots more helpful gardening tips, feel free to browse through our archives! We will be back in a jiffy with more great info on growing a healthy, sustainable, organic garden!


Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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