I recently learned that Swiss chard is a perennial vegetable, which came as something of a surprise. In previous years mine has always bolted and I’ve had to pull it out at about this time of year.
However, with this year’s batch I did something different. That is, the chard overwintered without a cloche. So perhaps more cold instead of warmth is the trick?
In any case, I enjoyed a meal of it in omelette this evening. It looks so pretty both in the ground and in the plate. And I hope it will keep going a while longer, whether or not it is truly perennial.
Do you think chard is perennial?