It was unexpectedly sunny when I woke up this morning and I decided to resurrect my ritual (from previous years) of taking a look round the garden with a cup of coffee before breakfast.
To my surprise, the Swiss chard planted last summer has started to grow properly. It fared dismally last year, which I put down to perhaps slightly different soil and climatic conditions.
Well, clearly the climatic conditions are different now but the soil isn’t. But whatever the reason, I am ever so pleased I will get a crop of more than a few small leaves after all 🙂
© Helen Butt, March 2014