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Leafy Vegetables: Arugula, Chicory and Swiss Chard

With dozens of leafy vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what arugula, chicory and Swiss chard will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Arugula <em>&lsquo;Rocket Wild&rsquo;</em>

A popular salad leaf with slim, divided leaves and a pungent peppery taste. Easy to grow in pots or beds, it does not bolt as quickly as cultivated forms, but pick the leaves frequently for a longer cropping period.

Sow: Early spring to early fall
Harvest: From mid-spring (through winter under cover)
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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