Tag Archives: Chard

A welly update

You may remember that at the end of last year, I added my old genuine rubber wellington boots to the compost heap? Rubber being a natural substance, it seemed the most fitting place for them to go. Moving forward to … Continue reading

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Eggs for chard

Yes, I have been in the garden this week and things have been happening. For example, the onions I planted last week have started to take root. And how do I know? Well, I guess birds must have got under … Continue reading

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Making space

Originally, I’d intended to have a rather large rocket bush out the ground in time for tomato planting. But then the ground became far too dry and hard and I decided not to bother. In spite of being repeatedly cut … Continue reading

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Tomato bed finished

This summer, I’ve had trouble getting my tomato plants out. First, there was no room and then it was too dry. Aka the ground was too hard to get a spade in to make the requisite hole. I wouldn’t say … Continue reading

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All the greens I could have ever wished for

After three summers, I finally decided the chard I had been growing as an experiment to see if it could be perennial had to go. I’d chopped it down and some wonderful leaves grew in the spring. Then it bolted, … Continue reading

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Taming the unruly 

This year, I seem to be spending far more time than ever before pulling and digging out unwanted vegetation. So much for mulch and ground cover supposedly keeping weeds at bay. To be fair, the reason there were brambles growing … Continue reading

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Perennial chard revisited

I have read that chard is biennial, if not actually perennial. So, my two year old chard may be on its last legs.    However, its current show of leaves (much better than last year) would suggest it is just … Continue reading

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Chard indoors

All summer my windowsills were chocca with plant pots and things growing. Now, the food has largely been eaten and outside is not the nicest prospect for most fruit and veg. Then I read about growing chard indoors. What an … Continue reading

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Wind no object

I have to say I am no fan of wind and today it is decidedly blustery. However, last night my daughter joined me in a potting venture which ended with me promising her we would sow some flower seeds tonight. … Continue reading

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The month of chard (and other leaves)

    Over the last week or so my garden has changed shape… the broad beans and onions – and the potatoes which had grown by chance in the same patch of ground – came out and last weekend the … Continue reading

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