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How to Grow Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is a cool-weather vegetable grown for its tasty leaves. The DIY Network garden experts show how to grow this tasty crop.

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Top 22 Leafy Vegetables Projects

  1. 1. How to Grow Arugula

    Arugula is a leafy green vegetable that is prized for its strong, peppery flavor. Like most lettuces, it is very easy to grow.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. Growing Brassicas

    Brassicas are one of the hardiest winter crops, but also includes many summer favorites and Asian greens.

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  3. 3. How to Grow Mesclun Salad in a Container

    Salad greens grow great in containers. For a nice variety of lettuces, plant a mesclun mix, which contains a blend of seeds.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Grow Watercress

    As the name suggests, watercress is a water-loving plant. Give it the proper site and you’ll enjoy this peppery perennial green f...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. How to Grow Kale

    Kale is one of the hardiest plants around, making it a snap to grow in nearly every backyard garden.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Grow Malabar Spinach

    Malabar spinach is a vining tropical plant that is grown for its edible stems and leaves. It is a great substitute for spinach when the...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Grow Bok Choi

    Bok choi is an Asian green prized for its tender leaves and crunchy stalks. It is easily grown from seed in spring or fall.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. Planning Your Crops

    When faced with a vast choice of vegetables and only a small garden to plant them in, it is difficult to decide what to grow. Plan how ...

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  9. 9. How to Grow Brussels Sprouts

    Properly cultivated and cooked, Brussels sprouts are an autumn treat. These tiny cabbages grow on a stalk and mature in late fall.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. Brassicas: Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi and Asian Greens

    With dozens of brassica vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointm...

  11. 11. How to Grow Greens

    Collard, mustard and turnip greens are all in the same family, but each has its own unique flavor. Grow them all to compare for yoursel...

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Grow Broccoli

    Broccoli is a slow-growing cool-season crop that yields delicious edible flower buds.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How to Grow Radicchio

    Radicchio is a gourmet green prized for its peppery bite. Plant a crop in early spring for an early summer treat.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. How To Plant Vegetables for Sun

    These expert tips can help make container gardening easy and provide some eye-catching vegetables in your landscape.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. Leafy Vegetables: Arugula, Chicory and Swiss Chard

    With dozens of leafy vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment...

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