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July 7, 2013

The 2013 monsoon continues.

It is hard to actively come up with decent garden blog posts when one is not actively gardening due to the incessant rain of late.

I did manage to harvest some of the rainbow chard for a favorite vegetarian pasta dish (previously posted here back in 2011.

It needed a good dunking due to all the soil the rain spattered up on the stems and under the leaves; the stems were quite striking in harvest bucket once inside.

(Click pic to zoom)
RainbowChard

Wow.

Think of how bright it would be on a sunny day…..

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 7, 2013 7:42 pm

    Photoshop, right? Don’t try to convince me that stuff grew out of dirt – uh uh, don’t believe it.

    • July 7, 2013 7:49 pm

      πŸ™‚ I admit that I had to lighten the exposure some (see comment re: rain gloom clouds rain etc) but it was striking enough in person for me to retrieve my camera from the other side of the house for the pic. .

      • July 7, 2013 8:46 pm

        πŸ™‚ I think lightening the exposure is okay. I know how colourful Swiss chard can be and I always am shocked that something that comes from a normal seed and dirt can be so amazing – both in looks and taste. I only grow silverbeet presently which is what we Aussies call the dark green with reddish-purple stalks. I’ve got ta get me sum of the magic seeds that produce the colours above!

  2. namastemama permalink
    July 7, 2013 10:15 pm

    My chard went to seed about a month ago. I planted last winter though. Do you plant yours all summer long? I just planted more kale. Wondering if I should put some chard in the same bed. I’m zone 6a or B? Can I call it 6ish?

  3. July 9, 2013 2:33 pm

    Those fab colours would cheer up any wet day.

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