Monday, June 1, 2015

Growing Chard in My Windowbox

While I've been delighting in watching this chard growing in my windowboxes for the past few weeks, one day recently, my husband said to me, "Those are ugly flowers growing in the windowboxes"!

Well, guess who doesn't get to have any of this beautiful leafy green?

Since I have limited good gardening space, I'm always looking for creative places to plant edibles, and I think this "Rainbow Chard" with its bright colored stems is just perfect where it's planted, don't you?

Where have you found spots to tuck edible plants?

1 comment:

  1. I like the look of chard. I like the texture of the leaves and all the bright or contrasty colors they come in but i cannot eat it. I want to though. I grew "Bright Lights" one year and am trying again this year. That first year i harvested a bunch and washed it clean... then i began to chop it up. i realized soon that i was smelling a strong scent of mud coming from the leaves and it was overwhelming. I could not bring myself to add heat to it or throw it into a soup. I am so not a veggiephobe and i was shocked by how grossed out i was. Hubby did not smell the muddy scent that was freaking me out. So i guess its just me. I just kept on with my "Red Russian" kale. I'm trying the chard again just in case something in my sense of smell has changed in the last 4 years or so.


My awesome gardening friends...thanks for leaving a comment! I don't typically repond here, but I love knowing who you are so I can visit your blog as well.

btw - if you're trying to show me nude Miley Cyrus photos, sell me nikes or viagra or antibiotics, or encourage my lovely garden readers to visit your site on solar panel construction, or seo-whatevers, sorry, but I'm not publishing your comment. If you want to moderate my blog - well, I can't keep you too busy, and the pay would be horrible. And lastly, no. I'm not interested in Club Penguin cheat codes. Thanks anyway.

Related Posts with Thumbnails