Jodie recently planted a bunch of winter crops. Our arugula, which we’d let go to seed, also proliferated over a great deal of the garden. And swiss chard may be another crop for us to consider: In My Kitchen Garden.
Variety is good for the garden and the tastebuds, but if I were allowed to grow only one leafy green, it would definitely be Swiss chard. This nutrient-packed chameleon of the vegetable world comes in a variety of colors and is a superb, year-round stand-in for lettuce, spinach and celery. When the spinach is suffering from heatstroke, or the lettuce is keeling over from frostbite, my hardy Swiss chard doesn’t even flinch.