This beautiful blend of red, gold, red, purple, and pink chard will add a color to your salad, not to mention your garden. A prolific grower, Swiss Chard tolerates relatively poor soil, inattention, and withstands frost and mild freezes. Very easy for the gardening novice!
Chard is a member of the beet family, strangely enough, and is thus sometimes known as Spinach Beet or Leaf Beat. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. Eat it raw or cook it like spinach. The stalks add a colorful look to many dishes.