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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bright Lights

If you can’t shake the chill of this January weather, consider some bright lights. No, not the ones with electricity but a favorite Swiss chard variety appropriately named, ‘Bright Lights.’ Roll over Spinach. Make room in your midspring to midsummer garden. ‘Bright Lights’ are coming. 

So why the big fuss over Swiss chard 'Bright Lights'? Well, if you notice such things, there’s a growing trend with well-designed produce gardens. This leafy variety offers as much splash as an array of choice annuals. With its bold spikes of color, Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights’ is a ‘must have’.

While “Bright Lights’ can offer stunning ornamental value, this variety deserves recognition for more than its ‘WOW’ factor. Consider ‘Bright Lights’ when choosing a tasty green for your summer saut├ęs. This variety is a bit milder and sweeter than spinach while adding colorful magic to a simple summer dish. I’m thinking ‘Bright Lights’ and garlic scapes – now that’s an ‘easy to sow and grow’ culinary delight.

Start thinking impact. Shine today’s spotlight on our favorite pick of the week.  Bring in the Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights’ please. Plus it’s an easy design tip for your up and coming produce garden. Always combine color, texture, aesthetics…and we can’t forget flavor. Add ‘Bright Lights’ to your upcoming seed order. 

Before it’s a wrap on this Wednesday morning, make time to find your sea legs for growing a garden. For those who think it’s still too cold or too difficult to test the green thumb waters, Richie Norton shares this advice. “If everyone waited to become an expert before starting, no one would become an expert. To become an EXPERT, you must have EXPERIENCE. To get EXPERIENCE, you must EXPERIMENT! Stop waiting. Start stuff.”  

Turn on the ‘Bright Lights’. Great gardens here we come!

© Image by Greg Bilowz – Swiss chard ‘Bright Lights'

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