Color on its way: 27 days to vernal equinox, but who’s counting?

This is the chard that I started from seed yesterday. I will nurture it carefully. From the seed packet: Thompson and Morgan offered Rainbow Swiss Chard through 1989, but then apparently lost the yellow and orange colors and dropped the mixture. After years of searching, Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) discovered that their friends at Digger's Garden Club in Australia have been offering the true Five Color Silverbeet for a decade. Absolutely spectacular range of colors throughout the entire season.

4 thoughts on “Color on its way: 27 days to vernal equinox, but who’s counting?

  1. Carol Howe

    So THAT’S what silverbeet is! I thought Johny’s Selected Seeds carried many colors of chard. The “Swiss” part came because a Swiss botanist identified the chard – I can’t imagine it growing wild in the Alps.Gorgeous, gaudy picture.

    1. Bunny Day

      Thanks for identifying the Swiss part of chard. Louie has Swiss ancestry and we have traveled there to meet them. Delightful, generous people. I didn’t see any wild chard, but then I wasn’t looking for it. I must go back.

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