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Garden.

It being silverbeet season, I'm definitely getting in the iron.

This is a great plant to have in the garden. It's pretty hardy, you can neglect it then revive it, and even keep it going for a couple of years. I once had a plant that went to seed and grew up to about a metre or so, then fell sideways and began sprouting perfectly acceptable leaves - in the manner of new, small individual plants - off the top side.

I really only need a few good plants, and I have a definite preference for the varieties with flatter leaves and more delicate, thinner stalks than the Fordhook Giant one always sees at the market. French Green is my favourite but failing that I quite like Rainbow Chard.

And it makes brain-free, low effort dinners so inadvertently healthy. You grab three or four good sized leaves (always pick from the outside), rinse and snip them up with kitchen scissors to avoid pulling out a chopping board, straight into a bowl with a little extra water and zap for a couple of minutes.

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dragonsally
Jan. 25th, 2014 09:01 am (UTC)
Mmmm, I love silverbeet.
pondhopper
Jan. 25th, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
I had to look up to see what silverbeet was in my own English. LOL

Swiss Chard!
YUM!
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