September chard for Foliage Follow-Up

After sulking all summer, my Swiss chard has rebounded.

Right before the rain, I had scattered some cottonseed meal in the bed and topped it off with some compost.

Nitrogen, rainwater and a break from the heat and BOING! Chard's back on the menu. The new leaves are so baby-soft and fresh. What a treat!

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  1. Yum! My chard never recovered after an encounter with some baby bunnies early in the season. I re-sowed and dang it if the bunnies didn't get to that too. I only have one tiny plant (as in barely enough for an individual salad) that regrew but that's about it. Oh well, there's always next year!

  2. That's looking tasty! Thanks for sharing for Foliage Follow-Up, Caroline.


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