Leafy greens

Greens are highly recommended for the home vegetable garden because they are easy to grow and extremely productive.

Galveston County Master Gardener volunteers gather every Thursday to perform maintenance activities at the Discovery Garden located in Carbide Park. They also harvested a bounty of assorted greens. I captured the photo accompanying this article on that day.

Over the weekend, I harvested some kale and Swiss chard. I was anticipating the delightful taste of these two freshly harvested winter greens. I was not disappointed, and the harvest and evening meal brought back memories of growing up on a family farm. Greens were a tasty and extremely nutritious staple at our Sunday dinners when I was kid.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston.

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