Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes/spinach

Barbara J. Davis (
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 10:13:07 -0500

> 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?
> George

No, George, beet greens are the green tops of beets.  Swiss chard 
is a separate plant.  Both are good, though!

Barbara Davis       zone 7/8       southwest of Ft. Worth, TX