Chard advice needed

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viettaclark

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Re: Chard advice needed
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 00:06 »
It doesn't seem to be tasty to slugs either!

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Re: Chard advice needed
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 06:03 »
It doesn't seem to be tasty to slugs either!

One way or another it has its advantages.  ;)
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Re: Chard advice needed
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 07:05 »
Chard- The ideal veg.  Lasts all year, you can eat nearly all of it, not fussy and not worried by the normal legion of garden hazards.  Freezes well if treated like spinach.

Only one problem you need to give the kids a break from it for a while, otherwise they will revolt

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Re: Chard advice needed
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 10:04 »
Chard- The ideal veg.  Lasts all year, you can eat nearly all of it, not fussy and not worried by the normal legion of garden hazards.  Freezes well if treated like spinach.

Only one problem you need to give the kids a break from it for a while, otherwise they will revolt

Don't over do it though as it may contain oxalic acid which reduces the body's ability to absorb some minerals such as calcium:

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"Oxalic acid has been shown to bind with calcium (and magnesium, iron, sodium and potassium) in the intestine, thus interfering with the absorption of these. And it's also been linked with the formation of kidney stones."

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Re: Chard advice needed
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011, 13:30 »
In my garden it is eaten by slugs and sparrows :(..................... so it can't be as bad as Learner seems to think  :lol:
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Paul Plots

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Re: Chard advice needed
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2011, 16:11 »
In my garden it is eaten by slugs and sparrows :(..................... so it can't be as bad as Learner seems to think  :lol:

Swiss chard is lovely with smoked haddock and poached egg as well as in lasagne....but not too often.  ;)

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Re: Chard advice needed
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2011, 06:49 »
Chard- The ideal veg.  Lasts all year, you can eat nearly all of it, not fussy and not worried by the normal legion of garden hazards.  Freezes well if treated like spinach.

Only one problem you need to give the kids a break from it for a while, otherwise they will revolt

Don't over do it though as it may contain oxalic acid which reduces the body's ability to absorb some minerals such as calcium:

"RawforLife" link

"Oxalic acid has been shown to bind with calcium (and magnesium, iron, sodium and potassium) in the intestine, thus interfering with the absorption of these. And it's also been linked with the formation of kidney stones."
Good advice Learner.  Thanks.  I'll keep it down to three times a day :D



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