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  Watch Your Garden Grow - Chard
Chard should be directly seeded into the garden in early spring to mid-spring.
Chard can be harvested while the leaves are young and tender or after maturity when larger have slightly tougher stems.
Chard is a tender green and benefits from a brief cooking period.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /veggies/chard1.html   (0 words)

  
  Chard - LoveToKnow 1911
Chard is governed by a mayor, 4 aldermen and 12 councillors.
Chard is said to have been incorporated by Elizabeth, as the corporation seal dates from 1570, but no Elizabethan charter can be found.
Chard was a mesne borough, the first overlord being Bishop Joceline, whose successors held it (with a brief interval from 1545 to 1552) until 1801, when it was sold to Earl Poulett.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Chard   (302 words)

  
  Chard, Somerset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chard is a town in the county of Somerset, England, situated on the A30 road near the Devon border, 15 miles south west of Yeovil.
Chard claims to be the birthplace of aviation, as it was here in 1848 that the Victorian aeronautical pioneer John Stringfellow (1799-1883) first demonstrated that engine-powered flight was possible.
Chard is a key point on the Taunton Stop Line, a World War II defensive line consisting of pillboxes and anti-tank obstacles, which runs from Axminster north to the Somerset coast near Highbridge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chard,_Somerset   (254 words)

  
 Crop Tips and Recipes
Indigenous to the Mediterranean, chard is often referred to as Swiss chard, after a Swiss botanist wrote of it in the 16th century.
Chard is a dark leafy green similar to beet greens and spinach, but chard contains no oxalic acid, which tends to bind minerals during digestion and make them unavailable.
Add the chard to the onions, sprinkle with the salt and sugar, and toss until the chard is wilted 3-4 minutes longer.
www.brookfieldfarm.org /chards.htm   (374 words)

  
 Chard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While used for its leaves, it is in the same species as the garden beet, which is grown primarily for its roots.
Chard has shiny green ribbed leaves, with stems that range from white to yellow and red depending on the cultivar.
Cultivars of chard include green forms, such as 'Lucullus' and 'Fordhook Giant', as well as red-ribbed forms such as 'Ruby Chard', 'Rainbow Chard', and 'Rhubarb Chard'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chard   (255 words)

  
 Chard Town Council - Welcome
Chard is a lovely market town in the county of Somerset, England, situated on the main A30 road close to the Devon border and 15 miles south west of Yeovil.
Chard claims to be the birthplace of aviation, as it was here in 1848 that the Victorian aeronautical pioneer John Stringfellow (1799-1883) first demonstrated that engine-powered flight was possible.
Chard is a key point on the Taunton Stop Line, a World War II defensive line consisting of pillboxes and anti-tank obstacles, which runs from Axminster north to the Somerset coast near Highbridge.
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 The Worldwide Gourmet presents all about Swiss Chard
A distinction is made between the leafy part of the plant and the actual chard, which refers to the broad middle stalks and the side ribs.
The chard was once grown exclusively to be eaten at Christmas in the south of France, and constituted the highlight of the Christmas Eve meal.
Low in calories, Swiss chard is an ideal vegetable for those watching their weight, as well as being a good source of potassium, calcium and fibre.
www.theworldwidegourmet.com /vegetables/greens/swisschard.htm   (362 words)

  
 Chard Reservoir - Birdwatching
The reservoir is only about a mile from the centre of Chard town and is regularly visited by local people, the surrounding meadows being popular for dog walking.
The north and eastern fringes are fished and there is a bird hide at the south end which is positioned well out into the water giving a view of most of the open water.
The site is well hidden from all but the closest houses and many shoppers in nearby Chard town may be completely unaware of the existence of this substantial stretch of water.
www.chardres.totalserve.co.uk   (208 words)

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