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Thinning Swiss Chard?

Post  Noie on 3/18/2012, 4:48 pm

I seem to have multiple stems coming from each chard seed. Am I supposed to trim some of them back or let them all grow?
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Re: Thinning Swiss Chard?

Post  elliephant on 3/18/2012, 9:18 pm

Chard grows multiple stems at once. Here's a good picture.

http://www.organicgardeninfo.com/growing-swiss-chard.html

I harvest the outer ones and leave the smallest inner ones. You can harvest from the same plant the entire season.

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Post  walshevak on 3/18/2012, 9:51 pm

elliephant wrote:Chard grows multiple stems at once. Here's a good picture.

http://www.organicgardeninfo.com/growing-swiss-chard.html

I harvest the outer ones and leave the smallest inner ones. You can harvest from the same plant the entire season.

And then some. I'm still harvesting some I planted last year this time. And it was pretty pitiful at the end of the summer.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t9233-is-there-anything-as-sad-as-an-abandoned-sfg

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