Well i planted some and it's growing good. Now what do you do with it I know you eat it but how do you fix it ? Anyone ever grow it.I gave 25 cents for it when the MFA store was closing out there seeds in the fall, now what. :mrgreen: Jack
I'm not much of a cook, so my approach is simple. I steam it like spinach. Wash the leaves, tear it up, and steam. You can eat the stems, too, but some people find them stringy. I personally don't mind. Like spinach, you have to cram the steaming pot absolutely full, because it shrinks incredibly. I also use it like spinach in pasta dishes.
Not sure if it is any good raw. ??
I love chard. You chop it off... it grows back. You can harvest all year. If you cover it in the fall, it will often winter over and you will have early chard in the spring. (but those plants tend to go to seed faster.)
Thanks for the link Omie!!! Great information there. I had to get some milk so I picked up a packet of seeds while I was there. I think I'll throw some at the dirt tomorrow (unless it is raining again!) while I take out the bolted lettuce.