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Spring is the busiest time in the vegetable garden, sowing lots of crops, such as chard, to enjoy later in the year
Some varieties of chard have brightly coloured stems of red, pink, yellow and orange and will really brighten up your vegetable patch.
Chard is known by a confusing number of other names including Swiss chard, seakale beet, ruby chard, rhubarb chard, silver beet, spinach beet, crab beet and Chilean beet. You will see many of these names in seed catalogues, as well as the closely related leaf beet or perpetual spinach.
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.