Chard is a close relative of beets. It is often grown as a summer substitute for spinach because of its tolerance for warm temperatures.
I need at least 4 hours of afternoon sun but can go all day
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Use thinnings as salad greens. Harvest outer leaves as needed, when they are more than 6 inches long. Cut the leaves about 1 inch from the ground. Harvest continually to keep the plants productive.
Before the first hard freeze in fall, dig up the plants with the roots still attached, and with some soil covering the roots. If you store the plants where it is cool and moist you can keep harvesting from them during the winter.