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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Swiss Chard, Scarlet Charlotte

I'm growing Swiss Chard for the first time this year.  (I did try to grow it one other time but it was a massive failure.)  I'm trying a couple of different varieties including this one, Scarlet Charlotte from Renee's Garden.  These were planted a few weeks ago from seed.  They are small and the leaves are still very pale green but they'll darken as they grow larger and when they're mature, they'll be a much deeper green with magenta colored stalks.

What is your favorite way to eat Swiss Chard?  I don't think I've ever purchased it so I really have no idea what to do with it other than to admire those beautiful red stalks.


  1. Sauteed with lots of garlic and chopped onion in olive oil. Delish!

  2. I planted it for the first time this year too. Mostly for the beauty. Sauteed with garlic you say? Mmmmm.

  3. Just clicked over here to suggest that very thing. Makes a great pizza topping, quiche filling, etc. Frankly, just about any veg - if you don't know what to do with it - will benefit from a quick sauté with garlic. :-)))
    Now, back to lurking!