Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gardentime 2011: Swiss Chard

I'm scared of spinach but I love Swiss chard. It makes no sense, I know, since they're considered interchangeable in cooking. But spinach makes me gag and chard doesn't. So I'm growing chard in the garden this season and it's doing pretty well.


That's just about an ounce of chard. There's a lot more that I haven't picked yet. And here's the thing about chard, it will grow back after you cut it. I'm not really sure how that works, whether it forms new leaves and stalks or new leaves from the stalks you leave behind, but I'm anxious to see it happen, because chard's probably the vegetable I buy (or bought) the most and if it will just keep producing throughout the summer and into fall, I'll be pretty excited.

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