I’m convinced that Swiss chard is a wonder vegetable.
I set seedlings out early this spring, and they fed us well as spring greens. When I cut them, they grew back. I left them in the garden, and they lived through the whole summer with no protection. Record 109 degree day? Doing just fine here, thanks.
Then fall came. They lived through frosts. Then they lived through a freeze. I harvested the biggest leaves and left the rest of the plants, and now they’ve lived through snow. We’ll see if they survive the winter and start growing again in the spring.
The leaves I harvested a few weeks ago were the nicest leaves I’ve ever seen. No sun damage, no bug holes. Just pretty pretty leaves.