Friday, December 5, 2014

Journal December 5, 2014 - Harvesting hydroponic Swiss chard

A very nice batch of Swiss chard was harvested today for our evening meal.  There is not a single leaf with a blemish in the entire batch.  Chard is easy to grow hydroponically, as a matter of fact, I would say it is one of the easiest crops to grow hydroponically.  Growing chard is truly worth the effort.

Immediately after removing the chard from the system the system was replanted with Cimmaron lettuce.  Below is what the Burpee site has to say about this variety:

"A red romaine with terrific flavor—and an American favorite since the 1700s.
This red romaine heirloom variety has been an American favorite since the 1700s. A profound, beautiful, deep-red-going-on bronze, the 10-12" tall heads, packed with broad, flat leaves, take on a lighter green tone inside. Impervious to bolting."
Beet greens and salad bowl lettuce are also ready for harvest, so I had best get in gear and start some more seeds.

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