Grow Rainbow Chard
You can harvest frequently from these colorful plants. Snip the young leaves, and use them in summer salads or stir-fries.
Although many vegetables need space to produce a worthwhile crop in a pot, there are plenty that can be grown successfully in more cramped conditions. Grow a container planted with chard outside your back door, and you can grab a handful whenever you need it.
When to Plant: Spring to early summer
At Its Best: Summer to fall
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
- small chard plants
- large, wide container
- broken clay pot pieces
- soil-based potting mix
- watering can
Make sure the container has adequate drainage holes and then cover the base with clay pot pieces. Top up the container with soil.
Tease Out Roots
Water small plants of rainbow or ruby chard. Tip them from their pots, and carefully tease out the roots. This helps them establish quickly.
Plant and Firm In
Plant the chard fairly close together for a good display. Firm in and water well. Keep well watered and cut back flowering stems to prolong the crop.
How to Grow Plants to Make a Pizza
Growing a pizza takes a bit longer than ordering in, but the results are much yummier and much healthier. Learn how to grow all of the plants you will need to make a homemade pizza with this step-by-step guide.
How to Grow Salad Greens in a Container
Make your next leafy dish straight from your home garden with these tips for growing salad greens without having to prepare a bed in your yard.
How to Grow Radishes
Did you know that radishes are related to cabbages and cauliflowers? Grown for thousands of years, these cheerful root vegetables are super quick to germinate.
How to Grow Carrot Companion Crops
Did you know that gardeners purposely grow some plants together to help produce the healthiest crops? Find out how companion gardening can help your carrots grow.
Growing Radishes and Runner Beans in Pots
Radishes are the fastest germinating and maturing vegetable of all, and their peppery taste gives salads a real kick. Plus, a dwarf variety of runner bean allows for container gardening of this typically tall crop.
How to Grow Zucchini Plants
Zucchinis are a winner for being one of the quickest and easiest members of the squash family to grow.
How to Grow Watercress From Seedlings
One way to grow watercress is by starting with seeds, but you can also grow fresh plants by using watercress seedlings as a base.
How to Grow Bean Plants
Green ones, yellow ones, purple ones who knew there was magic in a bucket of beans? Learn how to grow bean plants in your home garden with this step-by-step guide.
Grow Bags of Spuds
If you don't have space in your garden for a vegetable patch, you can grow potatoes in bags or containers on your patio.
How to Grow Asian Greens Seeds
Grow your favorite Asian greens right in your home garden with this step-by-step guide.
Browse beautiful photos of our favorite outdoor spaces: decks, patios, porches and more.
Photo Friday: Cooking and Dining in the Great Outdoors
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Aug 28, 2015 by Beth Rucker
This or That: Pick Your Favorite Vintage Find From Fixer Upper
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Aug 27, 2015 by Farima Alavi
6 Essentials for the Perfect Tailgate Party + Win the 1 Thing You Really Need
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Aug 25, 2015 by Farima Alavi
Discover the Winning Hue in Our Color Vs. Color Competition!
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Aug 24, 2015 by Kayla Kitts
Copy This Room: Get Beach Flip Style in Your Living Room
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Aug 24, 2015 by Shannon Petrie
4 Ways to Personalize Your Dorm Desk + College Goodie Giveaway!
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Aug 21, 2015 by Farima Alavi
The Easiest (and Cutest!) DIY Dorm Roommate Mugs Ever
HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens Aug 20, 2015 by Marianne Canada