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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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Charlotte Swiss Chard has Veined Ruby Red Stalks
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Swiss chard <em>&lsquo;Charlotte&rsquo;</em>

One of the most attractive ruby chards, with bright red stems and contrasting green leaves veined a striking red. It looks fabulous in a pot or flower border, and the baby leaves liven up salads. A must for every garden.

Sow: Mid-spring to midsummer
Harvest: At any time
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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