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Can swiss chard withstand hot weather?

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Can swiss chard withstand hot weather?

Post  dixie on 5/17/2012, 11:21 am

OK, I've gardened for 40+ years and this was my first ever year to try Swiss chard. I've never even tasted it. I figured it was like kale or turnip greens, which I definitely don't care for, but I love spinach. I planted a couple of squares & was amazed at how much it tasted like spinach & it was really good & now I want more.

Question is, will it grow in hot summer or is it strictly a cool weather crop?

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Re: Can swiss chard withstand hot weather?

Post  elliephant on 5/17/2012, 11:24 am

Yes! I've grown it year round here.

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Re: Can swiss chard withstand hot weather?

Post  jkahn2eb on 5/17/2012, 11:53 am

Does just fine here in Phoenix throughout the summer... and the winter.

Make kale chips out of the swiss chard:


  1. Wash big leaves
  2. Rip into Pringles-size pieces
  3. Put in a large bowl with tablespoon of olive oil
  4. Mix well to coat both sides of leaves
  5. Put on cookie sheet. Sprinkle seasoning (we like steak seasoning + garlic powder)
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Enjoy. Simple. Healthy. Addictive.

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Post  dixie on 5/17/2012, 12:07 pm

Thanks everyone. I'll plant the rest of my seeds.

jkahn2eb : thanks for the recipe too.

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Re: Can swiss chard withstand hot weather?

Post  Squat_Johnson on 5/17/2012, 4:04 pm

It is good in the summer. It is truly _great_ after the frost hits it about three frosts worth. I had a batch last year that had a very different flavor. Very nutty and sweet. These are my favorite greens.

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Re: Can swiss chard withstand hot weather?

Post  michellentn on 5/17/2012, 5:14 pm

@jkahn2eb wrote:Does just fine here in Phoenix throughout the summer... and the winter.

Make kale chips out of the swiss chard:


  1. Wash big leaves
  2. Rip into Pringles-size pieces
  3. Put in a large bowl with tablespoon of olive oil
  4. Mix well to coat both sides of leaves
  5. Put on cookie sheet. Sprinkle seasoning (we like steak seasoning + garlic powder)
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Enjoy. Simple. Healthy. Addictive.

sowed 6 plants and they have been peeking out of the soil...thanks for the recipe...sounds like a Dr. Oz recipe that actually used kale, but here you used swiss chard-YUM

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Re: Can swiss chard withstand hot weather?

Post  walshevak on 5/17/2012, 6:08 pm

I planted chard last spring. It suffered the extreme heat and drought of last summer with me gone for 4 months. Just a sprinkler left on a timer. The guy who kept my grass cut harvested some during the summer. I came home in early Nov, trimmed up the plants and top dressed with compost. The chard lived under the hoop house plastic all winter and I enjoyed cuttings every few weeks. (regrew slowly during the darkest, coldest periods.) We had a mild winter but did get some nights down to 18*. Started really regrowing as soon as the daylight started extending. I finally pull up the last 6 stalks about a month ago when my new crop was almost ready. I ate the leaves from 2 and gave the other four to a neighbor. She decided to pot them up and is still getting cuttings from those 18 month old stalks.

CHARD IS SOME STRONG STUFF.

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