Swiss Chard Nutrition
Swiss chard can grow very large leaves. So you want to plant with about 6-12 inches apart. You can either plant by seed or by transplants.
It's easiest to harvest with a knife to get a clean cut on the stalk. You can harvest the leaves at any point but you want to harvest the outside leaves before any new ones in order to keep the plant growing new leaves.
Whether or not you want to cooke the stalks or leaves, swiss chard will stay fresh longer if you keep the leaves on the stalks and the stalks dipped in cold water in the fridge.
Steamed Swiss Chard
It's tastier than it sounds and an easy way to get your essential nutrients in for the day!
Pickled Spicy Swiss Chard
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE STEMS! By preserving the stems, you'll gain a beautiful rainbow of color to garnish your future creation with.