Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes/spinach

Allen and Judy Merten (
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 07:57:29 -0600

Hi Penny,
    I, too knew the difference but forgot at the time. My favorite greens of all is Collards, followed by Mustard. I like most any greens, but have not tried Swiss Chard or the New Zealand Spinach. But I will very soon.
    My fall garden is just about a flop after 14 inches of rain in October. Got one picking of green beans, and 2 yellow squash before the plants drowned. It wasn't standing water that got them, just soil saturation, and this is sandy land!! As soon as things dry out a little, I am going to plow it all up.
    Some weather down in Texas this year. First the worst drought in 50 yrs and in October, record 100 year floods. This is the wettest October on record. In the future if someone just looks at the annual rainfall totals for 1998 they will not think there was a drought this year. We are actually a few inches ahead for the year.

    Bastrop Co.,Tx
    Zone 8

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
> >>> Allen and Judy Merten <> 10/21 12:43 AM >>>
> Hi Penny in Halifax,
>     Did you get to eat any of the Bright Lights? If so how does the taste compare to regular spinach?
>     Allen
>     Bastrop Co.,Tx
>     Zone 8