I truthfully had not visited the fenced garden this week since just before our Saturday night frost, To my surprise, the chard did not fare well. I should have picked it.
I seem to remember chard being tougher. Oh well, not to worry. The kale is unaffected.
Another kiss of frost to sweeten it, and we will soon be swimming in greens.
Just in the background you can see some Brussels sprouts, sizing up nicely. One or two more sweetening frosts for them, too.
Chard will bounce back if you give it a good watering. Its not afraid of frost.ReplyDelete
Well, we've had some rain. Maybe it perked up!Delete
I just pulled my chard yesterday. It stood up well to the frost/freeze, but not to the multitudes of black aphids on it - it was looking pretty ratty. I kept thinking that if we had cool enough temps, they would disappear, but I guess the mercury just wasn't going low enough. That kale looks beautiful - I'm not sure if I've ever had frost touched kale...guess I will have to wait for next year to try it.ReplyDelete
The "only" problems I've had with chard is slugs and voles.Delete
Wow, the kale is gorgeous! Does you kale get many aphids? I always have problems with them in kale that is that curly. I'm surprised the chard took a hit.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michelle. We have never had aphids on kale; I don't know why.Delete