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janet12000

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Chard
« on: May 25, 2009, 18:43 »
I was gonna plant some bright lights chard as I think it looks pretty when growing.
I have also heard that it tastes grim.  :tongue2:
Should I bother?

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 18:57 »
if its worth taking up the room go ahead i love the colour on them beautiful but if you are taking up room which can be used for planting and you need it don't also if you do go ahead with it why not try it :)

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Re: Chard
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 19:04 »
We love it and would not describe it as grim to eat I can tell you  :wacko: :wacko:

The leaves are a bit like spinach and can be used for all sorts and the stems steam beautifully and have a delicate flavour  :D

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Re: Chard
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 19:09 »
Thank you lovely people. The seeds have just gone in!

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Re: Chard
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 19:10 »
Mine germinated so successfully I had to thin them :ohmy: :ohmy: :D

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Re: Chard
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2009, 19:16 »
Lol. I hope mine do the same!

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Re: Chard
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2009, 20:05 »
It keeps my office happy in the winter. Maybe the vegetarians like a bit of torture.
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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Re: Chard
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 20:19 »
We had a chard gratin when out one night. It was very nice. So we too have planted some. It germinated well but then did nothing more, and slugs love it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2009, 08:20 »
Chard is lovely!!! And very versatile. :) I love it in stirfries, but do other dishes with it too. :) And if you have chickens(your avatar) give them some of the chopped up leaves. I bet they would love it. :)

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Re: Chard
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2009, 13:27 »
"I have also heard that it tastes grim"

Cross whoever told you that off your Thewordwemustnotsay Card list then !!

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Re: Chard
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2009, 13:29 »
If you like spinach you will like chard ~ i think its lovely stuff !!

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Re: Chard
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2009, 18:51 »
Thanks everyone. I love spinach and so does the lad.
Hopefully i will get a good crop......and if we hate it then the chooks can have it!

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Re: Chard
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 22:19 »
Chard tolerates hot weather beter than spinach so gives continuity
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