Also known as Swiss Chard, this vegetable loves heat and is typically resistant to diseases and insect damage. Chard is a leafy green, but some varieties have bright red, white or purple stalks.
Plant seeds in mid to late spring and you'll see seedlings in 1-2 weeks. By now you know to thin at 2-3 inches height - and toss those little leaves into a salad or stir-fry.
When outer leaves are 6 inches tall, harvest by cutting them about 1 inch from the ground. Pick often and the plant will continue to produce new leaves.