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- 19-02-2012, 09:10 PM #1Germinator
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Growing Swiss Chard from season to season??
I still have 12 swiss chard plants growing very happily outdoor in my raised beds,
can these plants continue to grow, or should they be replaced with new plants this season???
- 19-02-2012, 09:16 PM #2
i think im right in saying that swiss chard is a perenial - so it comes back every year.
- 19-02-2012, 09:24 PM #3
I leave mine to its own devices. Its just been knocked for six by the frost but I'm sure it will resprout. It self seeds if you leave it to flower too. If you want young tender leaves for salads it best to have young plants. If you're cooking the leaves it really doesn't matter how old the plant is..Sent from my Floppy Disk
Nutty and Norty
- 19-02-2012, 09:33 PM #4
I've been putting new ones in each year, leave them over winter and spring, then replace, but onyl because i keep moving them around the place.
- 19-02-2012, 11:44 PM #5
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Mine takes a battering over winter then picks up in spring.Bren
- 19-02-2012, 11:51 PM #6
Ooh I didn't know they're perennials... I might go nab a plant off the lottie next to mine that's become available. The last owners told me I could help myself, before they cleared off last weekend. Shame to see them go (and it made me want to move allotment!! LOL
- 20-02-2012, 08:21 AM #7
All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.
"You don't need horsemuck, potions, sprays or packets of stuff to grow vegetables" ~~ me
- 20-02-2012, 09:35 AM #8
well in a way they come back every year - by self seeding! hahaha