We have lots of rainbow silverbeet in our little vege garden. For those in other countries, you might know of silverbeet as swiss chard. This variety is called Brighlights.
I’ve seen other gardens with pink, red, orange and yellow but ours only sprouts red, pink and the very normal white.
Silverbeet grows easily in New Zealand gardens though it is often hated by kids and grown ups alike. It can be used in place of spinach in just about any recipe.
I think it’s quite beautiful. It’s just begging to be shown off on a colourful plate of food.
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We have gorgeous sunshine yellow stemmed chard in Oz too. It’s a shame the colour fades when they’re cooked but when you have access to such young leaves, I’d be eating them as salad!
I love silverbeet, used to think it was called Silverbeef because of my mum’s accent haha. Such a versatile vegetable!
lol. Silverbeef could be a portmanteau of silverside and corned beef. Which coincidentally, I have for dinner.
What beautiful colourful photos, I love it! Congratulations on so many views!
Thanks Sofia 🙂
congratulations on the views, and such lovely leaves!
Those have got to be some of the prettiest stems I have ever seen. WOW!
I planted some of this a few weeks ago in my tiny green house. They died. 😦 any tips?