Answer: Swiss chard can be planted beginning in early spring. Plant the seeds directly in the garden. In your raised bed you could use staggered rows or the more space-efficient method of a matted row or block. Plant the seeds a few inches apart, then as they grow and begin to crowd, thin so the plants are about 9 to 12 inches apart. (Eat the thinnings.) Plant the seeds about three fourths of an inch deep.
You can certainly experiment with your potato in a bucket. It would probably work. Remember to leave space so you can "hill" the potato. There are many fun ways to grow potatoes.
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