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Harvesting, Cooking & Eating Swiss Chard

Growing and harvesting Swiss Chard is a tremendous joy. But, eating the fruit of one’s labor must be the best part. Today we clipped some Swiss Chard fresh from the garden and made a lamb and swiss chard warp with it the same day. It does not get fresher than that! We harvested Swiss Chard by clipping a third of its leaves and clipping from the outside. Plants such as lettuces tend to grow from the inside leaving the mature leaves on the outside. Also one should leave leaves on the plant such as these (also herbs) so they can continue to photosynthesize and grow more leaves.

I harvested these leaves which were used in a lamb, salmon and vegetable wrap. We hear that the harvest was delicious. What are the benefits of eating fresh foods? What are the benefits of growing your foods organically? How can you and yours benefit from growing and harvesting your own foods? Share your comments with the community. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

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Harvesting Swiss Chard

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Harvesting Swiss Chard
Source: Bonnie’s Plants
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When harvesting, at least leafy plants such as lettuces and herbs, the rule of thumb seems to be to harvest from the outside first and only about a third of the plant. From observation we can see that these types of plants seem to grow from the inside out, which is why one harvests from the outside first. The more mature leaves are on the outside. The remaining leaves are left to mature and to photosynthesize for the plant, so it can continue to get a healthy does of sunlight to grow. What have you observed from the pictures we have shared? Do you have your own pictures to share? Email them to us.Are you ready to harvest? We are too! After the harvest comes eating. Everyone is ready to eat.

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