Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Day 120 of 365 days in the community garden

How not to harvest swiss chard leaves. The above picture illustrates a less-than-ideal way to cut leaves from your swiss chard (or any leafy greens for that matter). The leaves above were cut too high up the stem, leaving a large piece of stem behind which will be an entry point for disease and rot. Better is to harvest the leaves closer to the ground, removing most of the stem. Harvest outer leaves only to encourage the new inner-most leaves to continue to grow.

The earth has music for those who listen.” George Santayana

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