Your Edible Garden, Autumn 2015: What about spinach and swiss chard as well !

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Your Edible Garden, Autumn 2015

By awesomeblossom
October 23, 2015

Cool-season edible crops for mild climates

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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Oct 22, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Here in the temperate southern end of S. America, winter allows us for a bountiful treat :spinach. We have trouble with spinach in summer in spite of having cool summers. They bolt very easily without ever producing leaves. The next leaf vegetable is swiss chard that does very well in winter. Spinach can do with some frost without even noticing it. Swiss chard requires for more protection but will provide excellent greens all through out winter. A third fall/ winter vegetable is radicchio, a small head forming crunchy chicory, a bit bitter but very crunchy, the red varieties add color to salads. Finally another cool weather vegetable is fennel with its crunchy licorice flavored psuedobulbs. We grow all of these apart from those mentioned in your excellent article, and are part of our fall/winter retail organic farm to table operation .Arturo
Name: Rose Keppler Moradian
Santa Barbara (Zone 9a)
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awesomeblossom
Oct 22, 2015 8:00 PM CST
Of course! Spinach, chard and lettuces, too!
The chard gets an ugly foliage disease. I don't know how to treat it.
Rosey Posey
Name: Rose Keppler Moradian
Santa Barbara (Zone 9a)
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awesomeblossom
Oct 22, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Oh, fennel! I love fennel!
Rosey Posey

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