We will learn one of these days

Chard in the Grass
One of these days we’re going to learn not to let everything go to seed in our yard. In the meantime we made a meal of these random chard plants that have grown in our newly reseeded lawn. We knew our usual weed suspects, purslane and amaranth would be among the weed culprits, but chard? Really?

Anyway, this brings me to the fact that I have signed us up to take part in the Eat Local Challenge for the month of October. And for this challenge, we are going to try and eat very local. Within our property bounds local. My goal is that every meal this month will contain something local in it. And every day at least one meal must contain something grown in our garden. This actually is an easy challenge for us, well, at least played by my rules. We eat out of garden for most meals and rarely buy produce. But this just gives us extra incentive to eat something from our yard for EVERY meal. Wish us luck!


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6 responses to “We will learn one of these days

  1. Good luck. I have no doubt you’ll do great.

    I have an herbal friend who pays attention to the volunteer herbs in her yard and garden. The thought is the volunteers arrive to inform of something she needs or is missing. It’s an interesting idea. In any event how wonderful you enjoyed the chard.

  2. Jen

    How cool that you have volunteer chard! I just went and looked at your purslane stew recipe. I haven’t worked up my courage to eat it yet, but it helps to have a way to fix it. Are dandelions big out there? They’re everywhere in the springtime here, and I have to laugh whenever I see them sold at the farmers market. You really can’t get more local than backyard weeds.

  3. I wish the volunteers in my yard were chard! I do have some good volunteers but more of the flowering and medicinal variety. Nothing edible.

  4. I have volunteer tomatoes everywhere (I don’t want that, because of possibility of diseases, so I keep pulling them out, potting them up and giving them away.) I’d love to have chard growing let alone going to seed and then volunteering. It just doesn’t want to take off for me at the moment. Same with Basil. Very frustrating.

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