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Swiss Chard Ruby is a good yielder all summer and into the fall. The tender sweet rhubarb-like stalks are ruby red. The bright color extends into the leaf veins of the dark green, heavily crumpled leaves. It's delicious in salads or cooked. These very ornamental plants reach 18-24 inches.
Sweet and earthy tastes
Steam with other greens or add to salads
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Sow in outdoor rows as soon as the ground can be worked. Place 1 seed every 3 inches and cover firmly with soil. Prefers full sun. Thin to 6 inches apart when plants are 3 inches tall. Use trimmings as fresh greens. Keep plants heavily mulched and moist.
When plants are 7 inches tall, cut outer leaves at soil level with a sharp knife. Harvest will continue all season if inside leaves are permitted to grow.