The Chard Remains

First I plant a row of cabbages
And then a row of lettuces
And then a row of radishes
And mustard, cress and chard.

Caterpillars ate my cabbages
Next aphids ate my lettuces
Then rabbits ate my radishes
My mustard and my cress


The chard remains.

About the Poem

Chard, a relative of spinach, is a vegetable so disgusting that no self respecting slug or snail would ever eat it. Chard is, however, incredibly cheap, which is why it sometimes makes an appearance on the dinner menu at school.


Rhyming Riddles
and Ridiculous Rhymes


Rhyming Poem


10 lines

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3


Patrick Winstanley

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