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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dear Cornbread Diaries

Just so excited, dear Diary, about gettin' down to some serious gardening. But, what a nightmare last year!Well, you do recall that last spring we had some really nice rain but, as the season grew into summer we had a heck of a dry spell. In fact, it was so horrible that I shall never forget the summer of 2012! All my greens and things died right on the vine because I just couldn't tend my garden with those 100+ degree temps and my inability to work in that dreadful heat.

However, when I started workin' on the garden this year it seems like I did have a bit of luck because my rainbow chard survived the drought and heat and came back so very nicely. How sweet it is and, please check my gorgeous greens and things in the pics below.

And BTW, do you know how to harvest those precious stalks of chard? Just twist the outer leaves off at the base when the plant is about 10" tall and let the middle continue to grow. Will be having greens and things with a scrumptious skillet of cornbread real soon.

Until next time, sweet cornbread dreams.
Love, Di