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$20 Garden Challenge - First Harvest

May 31st, 2007 at 09:31 am

This morning I thinned my rainbow chard plants. These are the baby plants I uprooted so that the remaining plants have room to grow:



They represent my first-ever vegetable garden "harvest," so I am very excited! I walked back in to the house clutching these fresh, lovely, tender greens with a big smile on my face. I am beginning to understand why people get so enthusiastic about gardening.

Not sure how to assign a monetary value to these since you don't see "baby chardlings" at the supermarket. I decided on $1.50 after asking myself how much I would pay for them: Are they worth more than a buck? Yes, definitely! Would I pay $2 for them? Naw, probably not. So, $1.50 it is.

Full-grown chard has fairly tough stems, so normally I would chop them up and stir fry in a bit of olive oil with garlic. But, these guys are so nice and tender that I think I'll just steam them.

3 Responses to “$20 Garden Challenge - First Harvest”

  1. librarylady Says:

    beautiful! and Congrats!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That looks prettier than my chard ever does. Fresh, clean, beautiful! I just read last week that Swiss chard is one of the best known sources of biotin.

  3. contrary1 Says:

    Excited to hear of another gardening convert! Harvest to table is the best, isn't it?

    I love wandering in my garden in the early morning, watering or moving hoses.......and planning on meals according to what needs thinning, or what is ready to harvest.

    Remember when you assign a price to your items, to bump them up to organic quality.

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