Swiss chard—or simply “chard”—is a member of the beet family that does well in both cool and warm temperatures. Here’s how to grow Swiss chard in your garden!
Swiss chard is best known for its bright and colorful stems, which come in a rainbow of hues—pink, yellow, orange, red, and white. Even if you dislike the taste of chard, it can act as a beautiful ornamental plant!
Chard grows quickly and easily, and both its stems and leaves can be eaten cooked or raw. Plus, the plant is high in vitamins A, C, and K, making it a great addition to any diet.
Chard may also go by the names leaf beet, seakale beet, silver beet, and spinach beet.