What are the pros? Gorgeous plant, rich flavor
What are the cons? Fussy, perhaps?
I planted these in a raised bed late last summer, and none of the seeds came up. Later in the year, in our warm late winter, I tended the bed, adding compost and watering in preparation for spring crops. A few weeks later is when the chard finally came up, after I had given up on it! I had completely forgotten what I had planted and figured it was a spinach volunteer. I was so pleased when I realised what was actually growing, as the plants are so beautiful, and so delicious. Thin, pale green stems grow up to deep grass-green leaves which are tender and very flavorful. The leaves don't get fluffy or squeaky like other chards do when they mature, but stay supple and smooth. I'm so happy the seeds eventually decided to grow for me, and will definitely plant this again.
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