Spearmint adds great flavor to everything. Make a hot tea, a cold refreshing hot summer favorite, bake with spearmint, or make candy. Plant Spearmint in a container so you don't find her out and about walking around your garden.
3 - Green Swiss Chard. Before you plant Swiss chard, mix 2 to 4 inches of compost into the top 8 inches of soil in the bed, then add 1 cup per 20-foot row of 5-10-10 granular fertilizer and blend it thoroughly into the soil. Have you been meaning to include more greens in your diet? What could be more convenient than having them growing within easy reach? Swiss chard is an adaptable vegetable ó you can use the leaves in any recipe that uses spinach, and the stalks make a good stand-in for asparagus or celery. Swiss chard is delicious in a salad or a quiche or simply sautťed with a little lemon juice and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Swiss chard is very healthy, too. Itís an excellent source of vitamins C and K, and is rich in vitamins A and B, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium. Swiss chardís bright colors ó green leaves with stalks and veins in almost every color of the rainbow ó make it a beautiful addition to any garden setting, while its flavor and nutritional benefits make it a welcome dish at any table. A wonderful crop for beginning gardeners, Swiss chard will produce a continuous harvest of leaves with little work on your par Plant chard in the spring 3/4 of an inch deep and 1 inch apart. You can plant seeds up to three weeks before the last frost commonly occurs. Thin the seedlings to a 6- to 10-inch spacing when they emerge.