(Beta vulgaris) Swiss chard was first described in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus. Swiss chard traces its ancestry to a wild beet which is found on the island of Sicily.  It is rich in vitamins A, C and a huge source of K, and it is also a good source of magnesium, iron and potassium. Steamed of sauteed, it is also great for stews and soups and much more. It prefers well drained soil and sunlight. In colder northern climates, plant early summer to midspring, in hotter southern climates, plant in fall to spring. 

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