Time for mid-season ...

For many fruits and vegetables, the beginning of summer is the beginning of vigorous growth and production – which takes quite a lot of nutrients to sustain. To give your plants what they need to produce those gorgeous tomatoes, zucchini and kale, they will likely need a boost. You have a few...

Get Your Chard On!

With this June being one of the rainiest months on record in Chicagoland, lettuces, greens and leafy herbs have exploded in the garden. If you’re looking at your beautiful chard going from salad-size to enormous within  several days, here’s how to adjust your harvest technique....

Focus on the Positiv...

There are many joys in community gardening. I’ve run out of fingers, toes, the fingers and toes of my family, and of my friends, to count the amazing people I’ve met since I started gardening in a community, instead of just in my own backyard. Sometimes it’s fun to just walk around, looking...

About Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is a nutrient-rich leafy green that belongs to the same family as beets and spinach, and has a similar flavor profile with a bitter, acid-sweet taste. There are several varieties of swiss chard: red, green, silver (white), pink and gold. “Rainbow Chard” is actually a...