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Swiss chard at the end of the season is still producing in November, despite the frost.

Begin and end the season with Swiss chard

Today I have picked the last of the Swiss chard to stir fry with some other vegetables for dinner. Last April when I planted some seeds, I thought it would be something to eat early in the summer before the other vegetables I planted started producing.

Little did I know that it would continue to grow back as I picked it. It surived the hot dry summer, the invasion of cucumber beetles, and now it has survive several frosts. I have come to realize that it is the dependable plant that every garden should have.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer) rsalter@jg.net, Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer) agregory@jg.net, Frank Noonan (copy editor) fnoonan@jg.net and Cathie Rowand (photographer) crowand@jg.net.

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