This wonderful plant is not only beautiful to look at, but also extremely useful for the body. It can be grown in food beds and flower beds and terraces for beauty, as it is very decorative.
Growing Swiss chard at home is not difficult. The plant is not particularly demanding, it is bred with seeds, the soil must be fertile, consist of sod land, humus and coarse sand in a ratio of 1: 1: 0.5.
The plant needs timely and abundant watering with settled water, in winter the water for irrigation should be at room temperature and every 20 days we do top dressing. With good care after two months, harvesting is already possible.
Beetroot is a biennial plant, in the second year of life it throws out a stem with green flowers and seeds.
There are many varieties of chard, which differ in color and shape. Deciduous beets exist with white, yellow and red stems, and the leaves can also vary in color and have a curly and wavy shape.
In ancient times, the vegetable culture of Swiss chard was known as "Roman cabbage" and was highly prized in Ancient Greece, Rome, Babylonia, India and Japan. This vegetable does not give a root crop, only stems and leaves are eaten, which are extremely rich in proteins, mineral salts, sugars and many vitamins, especially carotene.
This useful vegetable plant is popular and well used in Europe and the East, but in our country, unfortunately, it was unfairly forgotten.
Table beet - a root crop, which we now often and with pleasure use, is obtained by hybridization of Swiss chard with other wild beet species.