I like the Bright Lights for the color it adds to a salad since I eat a lot of chard in my tossed salads. The colors don't hold up quite as well when cooked with the red stems being the most obvious in the pot and even they tend to fade a bit. But it does look great in the garden and is quite the conversation piece with folks that have never seen it before.jal_ut wrote:I planted two new varieties of garlic in the fall. The rest of the garden will be pretty much as always. Oh, about forgot, trying Bright Lights Chard. I have grown chard for years, but not the varied color mix.
I bet. The only chard I see in stores is the regular green with the white veins and you'd think that stuff was prime beef for what they charge. A couple weeks ago I was at the local market and saw some Chard for $2.50 a bunch and that bunch was only about 6-7 leaves. When I got home I told my wife about how much they wanted for chard and she told me I must have $1000 worth in the garden at those prices.DoubleDogFarm wrote:The color alone sells them at the Farmers Market.
I have 3 asparagus beds. I am putting in another one this year. I got some two year old roots. I won't hesitate to harvest a few of the small spears next year. I don't think it hurts it much to do that. There is still plenty of time for it to grow up and strenghten the roots.Started Asparagus beds this year ... however, I won't be able to harvest anything from those beds for another year or two.