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.