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Swiss Chard? Cabbage? Weed?

Posted by mrsbrigham none (My Page) on
Thu, May 1, 14 at 11:09

Hi there !

First sping at our new home and we are excited to see all the blooms popping up in our garden. :)

Does anyone have a clue what is growing in the picture attached? I thought it was chard, but I haven't found anything to match it's budding stage in my research .... balls up like a cabbage then opens up, but the stalks are reddish in color.

Thanks so much!


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RE: Swiss Chard? Cabbage? Weed?

Looks like rhubarb. Don't eat the leaves until further identified. (the leaves should not be eaten.) They are toxic.
Well, you would need to eat five lbs to be really sick, but just a fe leave will cause massive stomach discomfort.

Do a google image search for rhubarb. I have mine coming up now. Lovely plant to have. Looks well established.
I use mine in everything all spring through july in bbq sauce, etc.

RE: Swiss Chard? Cabbage? Weed?

Reminds me to go out and check my rhubarb!

RE: Swiss Chard? Cabbage? Weed?

This is definitely rhubarb. On no account eat the leaves.

RE: Swiss Chard? Cabbage? Weed?

Thank you so much for your replies!!! I truly appreciate all shared wisdoms. :) So cool!! Looking forward to more interesting finds this year.

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