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Beets & Swiss Chard

Old time gardeners are often surprised to learn that the novice isn't aware that beet greens can be eaten. Many novices don't know that not only are beet greens nutritious, they are delicious ... Beets and Swiss chard are half-hardy vegetables that may be planted two weeks before the last killing frost. Beets can be sown successively at about three week intervals to ensure a continuous harvest until late spring, then again in late summer for fall harvest. Beets are not harmed by spring and fall frosts. However, the roots become tough in the summer if the daytime temperatures exceed 80F for long periods ...

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