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    Default Rainbow chard -can I use as salad leaves?

    As the title says, and I hope everyone doesnt think I am being a bit silly asking, but can I grow them in trays as a salad leaf - we dont like them when they're big, but rather than waste the seeds, thought they would make an impressive looking salad?


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    don't see why not, people eat baby spinach in salads.

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    In a word...YES. They look very colourful when mixed with Blood veined sorrel. I like to add them to my own spicy mix of salad leafs. PM me if you'd like some.

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    I'm not that keen on it cooked either and mostly use mine picked young for salads.

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    Definitely. They're a good alternative to baby spinach leaves and often turn up in fancy salad mixes in the shops.

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    I didn't think of doing that! Mine didn't get any bigger than salad leaves before the shriveled and died, so I might do them the same way as I do my salad leaves.

    Will the produce again like some cut and come again salad?

    I'm getting quite excited about the idea of eating my own salads now, I've missed it

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