Regular readers will know that I always try to leave some of my veggies to go to seed, the bees seem to prefer some veggie flowers like parsnip, broccoli and leek. But when I left some of my Swiss Chard
plants to overwinter and go to seed I had a surprise. This one is probably a little over 10 feet tall! A Monster Swiss Chard!
The main trunk (well it is a trunk now!) has a diameter of 5 or 6 inches and it put up huge branches of tiny tiny little green flowers - actually the bees weren't really interested to tell the truth.
These tiny little green flowers gradually turned into little brown seeds..
tens of thousands of Swiss Chard
I'm going to have a lot of volunteers to weed out over the coming months!