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chard:

see artichokeartichoke,
name for two different plants of the family Asteraceae (aster family), both having edible parts. The French, or globe, artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is a thistlelike plant of which the globular flower heads are used in the immature state as a salad or vegetable;
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; beetbeet,
biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family). The beet (Beta vulgaris) has been cultivated since pre-Christian times. Among its numerous varieties are the red, or garden, beet, the sugar beet, Swiss chard, and several types of
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Chard

 

(Beta cicla, B. vulgardis cicla), a biennial vegetable and ornamental plant. The leaves (leaf varieties) or the petioles (petiole varieties) are used in various foods. Ornamental varieties have beautiful curly, wrinkled leaves with variously colored petioles and leaf veins (mostly red or yellow). Chard is cultivated in Western and Southern Europe, the United States, and other regions. In the USSR it is seldom cultivated.

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* 3 quarts (3/4 to 1 lb.) bite-size pieces baby leaf lettuce, New Zealand spinach, Malabar climbing spinach, nasturtium leaves, small tender orach, perpetual spinach, or 'Rhubarb' chard leaves (use 1 kind or a mixture), rinsed and crisped
1 1/2 pounds chard or perpetual spinach with leaves at least 6 by 8 inches
Perpetual spinach prefers a little shade and moist soil, although it will tolerate drier conditions than true (annual) spinach.
However, perpetual spinach or spinach beet, not annual spinach, tends to do better because annual spinach tends to bolt in hot summers, whereas perpetual spinach and Swiss chard seldom do.
Cover perpetual spinach with cloches to Prune greenhouse vines when the leaves have fallen and the vine is dormant.
Protect perpetual spinach *with spare cloches, if you have any.
Suttons said: "Overwintering vegetables, with the exception of sprouting broccoli and perpetual spinach are becoming less popular, except with the keener mail order gardeners.
For instance, perpetual spinach is quite an attractive leaf.
SOW seeds of perpetual spinach to provide a useful crop from October through until April, plus Swiss Chard or Seakale beet.