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ON THE VEG PATCH

PICK SWISS CHARD

Swiss chard, despite its slightly exotic look, is very hardy and makes a really good winter vegetable.The leaves can be eaten like spinach when young and tender, and through the winter the thick stalks can be braised, steamed and used in casseroles. Regardless of whether you grow red, white or mixed stalks, chard makes a good alternative winter veg and the stalks will store a while in the fridge.

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In this month's issue of Kitchen garden... - Win Garden Essentials Tools,Seeds & Sundries worth over £1947 - Going nuts home-grown & Healthy - Free cherry tomatoes + 10 Packets of seeds - Season's eatings + The tastiest sprouts about! + A feast of festive flavours - Christmas gift ideas - Results from our Massive Marrow & Passionate plotter competition - Feed winter birds top tips! - Fruit trees for small spaces

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