If I ever get my hands on a fully operational time traveling machine I would, like most people travel back in time to stop my younger self from making a terrible mistake.
You might think I’d want to give young Anthony some stock market advice or perhaps the final scores of the last 15 Super Bowls but those facts just aren’t as important as the knowledge that I would share with myself. Young Anthony must be told that he’s missing out on the great vegetable known as Swiss Chard.
I had never grown Swiss Chard before this summer and I never tasted it either. And what a shame that is because it’s really easy to grow in a home vegetable garden and tastes great. It’s a cool season crop but it doesn’t really bolt in the heat of summer like other greens. When my Brocolli Raab and Arugula bolted, this chard was still going strong.
My wife told me about how she used to love when her Grandmother cooked chard. She’d saute it with olive oil and garlic and then sprinkle it with parmesan cheese. And now that I’ve had it, I totally agree.
Swiss Chard will play a big role in my fall/winter garden too. These plants in the picture are gigantic because I’ve been doing the “cut and come again” thing whenever we need some leaves for dinner. But just in case, I also planted more chard seeds about two weeks ago.
But now that you mention it, I might want to let the younger version of myself in on some other important information. It’s not everyday that you get to travel through time so I might as well make the most of it. Young Anthony, you should try beets too. You wind up loving them in the future.