The spectacularly colored Chard varieties (red, white, orange, yellow) are highly photogenic and are a favorite of upscale magazine garden photos. They can be used as foliage plants for ornamental garden beds.

Spring Greens

If you protect the roots over the winter in cold climates, they will start growing again as the weather warms up in spring. This new growth can be harvested several times before the plants bolt.

Young Tender Greens Only

If you desire delicious young tender greens you can plant Swiss Chard closer together than the variety requirements but you must constantly thin the outer leaves.