Chard, Silver beet (Eng.), Spinasiebeet (Afr.)
Very decorative vegetable with attractive stems right throughout the year in gold, pink, orange, purple, red and white plus green or bronze leaves. Suitable for both the vegetable garden and flower border, this newcomer is going to make itself known in salads, steamed and juiced. Cover chard with straw or leaves as an insulating layer overwinter in cold climates and it will continue to produce new leaves the following spring.