Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 6:35 pm

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 Today at 6:32 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by stealthmayhem Today at 5:19 pm

» Today's Harvest
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:24 pm

» Spotted Lanternfly: invasive pest "new" to the US
by sanderson Today at 1:41 pm

» New England September 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:10 pm

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:28 am

» Fall Garden?
by sanderson Today at 3:28 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:12 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:07 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:38 pm

» Ginger
by has55 Yesterday at 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 2:29 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan 9/19/2017, 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 9/19/2017, 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 9/19/2017, 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 9/19/2017, 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 9/19/2017, 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate 9/19/2017, 1:43 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 5:08 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 12:06 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess 9/17/2017, 10:19 am

» Garden Videos 2017
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:48 pm

» What I learned this year
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:19 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Question on Swiss Chard transplants

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  jjocsak on 4/4/2014, 5:45 am

I've noticed this not only in starting Swiss Chard but also direct seeding in the garden.
The plants are healthy but at the base (falling over) seems they are not supporting the plant very well.
As you can see from the pics the Chard is doing well but falling over.
In the same flat the Kale is doing quite well.
So I am giving them plenty of light, water and heat.

My guess is that I did not plant the seed deep enough. (Planted 1/4 " deep)
What do you think?





Thanks
Jeff
avatar
jjocsak

Male Posts : 53
Join date : 2013-04-26
Age : 61
Location : Nazareth, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  camprn on 4/4/2014, 7:12 am

As it grows larger the plant will gain strength and girth. When you transplant it just bury it a little deeper that the current soil level.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  jimmy cee on 4/4/2014, 7:31 am

If I'm not in error, I believe swiss chard is one of those plants that do not take well with transplanting.
I planted 18 yesterday, wasn't happy about it.
From here on I'll plant seeds.
Last year when I was building my beds I removed some swiss chard plants.
It had a root system that went down18 inches, I was amazed at that.
1 main stalk, ( tap root) doing down with smaller side shoots, shoulda took a pic...
avatar
jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1917
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  jjocsak on 4/4/2014, 7:39 am

camprn wrote:As it grows larger the plant will gain strength and girth. When you transplant it just bury it a little deeper that the current soil level.

That's what I did last year in the garden.
Just was wondering if I planted the seed deep enough.

Jeff
avatar
jjocsak

Male Posts : 53
Join date : 2013-04-26
Age : 61
Location : Nazareth, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  jjocsak on 4/4/2014, 7:40 am

jimmy cee wrote:If I'm not in error, I believe swiss chard is one of those plants that do not take well with transplanting.
I planted 18 yesterday, wasn't happy about it.
From here on I'll plant seeds.
Last year when I was building my beds I removed some swiss chard plants.
It had a root system that went down18 inches, I was amazed at that.
1 main stalk, ( tap root) doing down with smaller side shoots, shoulda took a pic...

Yea mine did well last year as well.
Once they get going they just don't stop.

Jeff
avatar
jjocsak

Male Posts : 53
Join date : 2013-04-26
Age : 61
Location : Nazareth, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  CapeCoddess on 4/4/2014, 8:58 am

jjocsak wrote:
jimmy cee wrote:If I'm not in error, I believe swiss chard is one of those plants that do not take well with transplanting.
I planted 18 yesterday, wasn't happy about it.
From here on I'll plant seeds.
Last year when I was building my beds I removed some swiss chard plants.
It had a root system that went down18 inches, I was amazed at that.
1 main stalk, ( tap root) doing down with smaller side shoots, shoulda took a pic...

Yea mine did well last year as well.
Once they get going they just don't stop.

Jeff

This is my experience also. So I plant seeds at the same time that I transplant limp seedlings. Some of the seedlings will take and supply me with the chard that I need until the seeds sprout and can supply some more.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6421
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  jimmy cee on 4/4/2014, 12:31 pm

CC, great idea, why didn't I think of that.
Running out to garden now....
avatar
jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1917
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  camprn on 4/4/2014, 12:40 pm

jjocsak wrote:
camprn wrote:As it grows larger the plant will gain strength and girth. When you transplant it just bury it a little deeper that the current soil level.

That's what I did last year in the garden.
Just was wondering if I planted the seed deep enough.

Jeff
Naw, they always look like that.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  sanderson on 4/4/2014, 5:23 pm

Jeff, My seedlings always look like that, but they transplant very well, The slant doesn't seem to affect the upper parts, which grow upright. The tap roots are amazing.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14587
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Question on Swiss Chard transplants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum