Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rainbow Swiss Chard


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I had always wanted to try growing this, finally did this year, it is pretty, don't you think?  I did not eat any as I don't like swiss chard but have enjoyed seeing it in the garden and will grow it again.

10 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

It's very colorful and looks very healthy.

Jan said...

I love this chard, we grow it here and let it go to seed so we have it all over the place as an ornamental and an edible. In fact we are having some for dinner tonight. It is one of the most beautiful and nutritious foods we grow. Your photos show the beauty of it very well.

Out on the prairie said...

My neighbor breads the leaf and has a special board to cook it so to keep it flat when she puts it in the oil.They were some of the 1st I knew who ate lots of it.Like the colors of this, have grown it before.

Tricia said...

That's some colorful stuff & check out the size of those stalks! WoW!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yeah, to me - it's a lot prettier than it tastes.

Haddock said...

Those are really colourful.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful addition to any garden! It looks wonderful.

Randy Emmitt said...

Wow you chard looks great! Very hard for us the grow it gets so hot here in the summer. One of my favorite foods you are missing out! Try cooking in with olive oil, garlic and ginger, then just as it is cooked add soy sauce.

Linda said...

It is pretty enough to grow without having to eat it. I admit it is an acquired taste. I love it - my husband's not so keen!

Connie said...

Lovely! I grow it as well, but I eat it! *smile*