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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 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. How to Grow Leafy Vegetables and Herbs

    Everyone has room for a little pot of herbs or a window box of salad leaves. They are so easy to grow that you'll wonder how you manage...

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  6. 6. How to Grow Cauliflower

    Cauliflower is a finicky cool-season vegetable. But with a little guidance, almost any backyard gardener can cultivate a bumper crop.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. Cut-and-Come-Again Window Box

    Cut-and-come-again salads are one of the quickest and easiest crops to grow from seed and, when grown in a window box, could not be mor...

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  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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...

  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Salad and Leafy Vegetables: Lettuce, Spinach and Arugula

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

  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. How to Grow Cabbage

    Cabbage is a delightfully crunchy vegetable that is easily grown in spring and fall.

    Time:
    Several Months
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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