Alright I realize that people like to eat swiss chard though I'm currently not a huge fan. So I'm looking for some uses for this plant.
In reading about its root structure at Root Development of Vegetable Crops
and I believe it makes for an excellent miner of of soil nutrients. I already have several plants over wintered, and I seeded it every and anywhere and have let my plants go to seed in multiple areas so I see it pop up everywhere.
So the question is how should I use it to get the most benefit? Picking off handfuls of leaves to toss in the compost would be easy, but I can see that as wastefully not allowing full use of the accumulated nutrients. How would making a tea out of it like a comfrey tea work out?
Feeding it to critters would be a good use though I don't have rabbits/chickens yet and wont for the near future.
Any input would be great.
Thanks for your time,