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Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is related to the beet, but instead of eating the fleshy roots, we eat the leaves and stems. It's easy to grow, and because of its colorful stalks, Swiss chard is often grown as a border plant as well as a vegetable. The leaves can be prepared as you would other greens. While it's usually grown in Florida as a cool season vegetable, it handles heat as well.


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