Back in March or April I sowed some silverbeet seeds. The seedlings ended up in a bed that had silverbeet in it from the year before. I’ve been harvesting great quantities of leaves from all these plants non-stop for months and months.
Three or 4 plants survived the worst of the summer heat wave and are coming back producing even more leaves now. One of the plants is chest high with a trunk about the thickness of a large leek. I think that plant might be one of the ones that is over a year old. I’ve sown more silverbeet because surely some day the old ones will die – right? How long can one silverbeet plant live?