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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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Sugar Loaf Chicory is Green Italian Specialty
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Chicory <em>&lsquo;Sugar Loaf&rsquo;</em>

Treat in the same way as lettuce to produce tall, pale heads of crisp, bitter leaves or cut-and-come-again baby leaves. Chicory grows well in poorer soil, although watering may be required in dry spells.

Sow: Mid-spring to late summer
Harvest: Midsummer to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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