Swiss chard came onto my horizon when I started looking around at the spring greens served up in Maritime kitchens. Folks out here love chard as a cooked green, similar to beet greens or spinach - no surprise as they're all related! Chard is the one to choose for a summer green as it doesn't bolt like spinach once the warm weather and long daylength hits. Direct seed chard as soon as your soil can be worked. We've started adding it as a baby green to salad mixes, but many folks let the leaves grow larger. Chard will also regrow so you can get more than one harvest out of it. Quite versatile, and low maintenance.