The Giant Chard, Part 2

One of our giant chards bolted, turning it into an absolute monster of a plant. All good things eventually come to an end though, and the giant chard had reached its tipping point. Literally.

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As much as the bees loved it, and as good as the flowers smelled, at that point it had to go. It briefly doubled as an agility hurdle.

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I feel like these photos aren’t really accurately representing the size of this thing. So here it is next to the tub planter. This is a full size tub that was in the yard when we moved in.

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Here’s a leaf from when we first harvested the chard.

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Suki, as always, was ready to help out. And by help out I mean tear the roots into tiny pieces and fling them all over the yard.

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Somehow it fit in the compost bin. I don’t know how, but it did. This bin is like that bag from Harry Potter, the tiny one that magically fit an entire tent.

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Did you grow any monstrous plants this year?

 

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