So, I had said that it was the end of the Chard a few posts ago, but I decided to let the Chard march on, trimming back the old leaves to try to bring life back to the plants. All it took was a few days and we had another harvest for dinner. Chard is a kind of green that is easy to grow and does not bolt due to heat...at least not easily.
Why is the title, "Kids and the Garden"? Well, our kids would have never eaten Chard if it was not for the garden. I find that they go outside and pick Chard leaves and eat them raw!! When we prepare it with garlic and olive oil I have heard them call it their favorite veggie!! Chard no less... This goes for much of what we grow. The kids eat what is out there from the plants the first time and continue at the table. Our boy has at times gotten so "spoiled" with homegrown produce that he refuses to eat it if it was from the store. Hey, his dad will never eat another Orange from the store after growing with a tree in the back yard and now having an orange, Grapefruit, and two mandarin trees...so how can I blame him.
1) Two bunches of Chard ($6.00)
2) Handfull of Strawberries
Total (Year-to-Date): $40.50