Thursday, June 14, 2018

Does Swiss Chard Grow In Utah?

What is Swiss chard?  You can call it Swiss chard or chard.  It is a tall, leafy green vegetable with thick stems.  It is often used in Mediterranean cooking.  Chard is very nutritious and it will grow easily in Utah.
Like a lot of vegetables, chard needs full sun, rich soil and regular watering (2 or 3 times a week).  Give it plenty of room and it will get 1 or 2 feet tall and about 1 foot wide.  Chard can be planted by transplanting starts from the garden center or by direct sowing seeds right into the garden bed.  It should be planted in April or May.  Harvest chard all summer and into the fall by cutting large leaves and stalks as needed for cooking  The plant will continue to produce new leaves all season.
The best way to enjoy chard is to chop it up and sauté it with tasty flavorings like fresh garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper and lemon juice.
Swiss Chard Grows In Utah!

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