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.

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