Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes/spinach

George Shirley (
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 08:38:39 -0800

Penny Nielsen wrote:
> Hi Allen
> As someone mentioned, its not spinach but swiss chard.  I don't know what I was thinking of at the time.  In another daze I guess.  Actually, none of my spinach sprouted this year.  Never had this happen before.  Its been a strange year tho as I planted my yellow and green string beans same day and only the yellow sprouted.
> Its been a while since I ate the Bright Lights so can't really comment on how it tasted in comparison to other chards.  My favourite cooked greens amongst the 3 are still beet greens - yummy.
> Penny Nielsen
> Halifax, Nova Scotia
> Zone 5/6a
Bright Lights, to me, tastes just like the rest of the chards. I've
grown at least 2 varieties besides Bright Lights (or 5 color as it's
known in some catalogs). Isn't chard just beet greens or am I thinking
of some other green?