Thursday, August 12, 2010
Silverbeets don't mind the heat
I always thought of silverbeet, or Swiss Chard, as a cool weather crop, however I tried them in the greenhouse a few years ago and found that they can tolerate the summer heat.
Although we could use the young leaves in a salads, I will let this batch grow to maturity. The taste difference between chard grown hydroponically in the greenhouse and field grown chard is immense.
That said, I doubt that it would make sense for anyone to grow it this way commercially.