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    Kallie is offline Seedling
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    Default Swiss Chard

    Last year I grew some Swiss Chard in my greenhouse, and some on my veggie plot. As we had a really crazy summer, funnily the Chard in the greenhouse did seem to do better. It slowed down over winter. The greenhouse is unheated. Yet there is still growth with healthy leaves about 4-5 inches, although I haven't tried to pick and cook any for quite a while I read somwhere that it can go bitter the following year.

    I just wondered how long I can pick this. Any help appreciated. Thanks

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    thats your mother-in-law you are thinking of....i never found it any different..
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    Keep picking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFFS View Post
    thats your mother-in-law you are thinking of....i never found it any different..
    Are you talking from experience, the mother-in-law part ? LOL I shall start picking again then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustylady View Post
    Keep picking.
    Thanks for that. I did have a good crop last year and I gave up with spinach as it used to bolt as the weather got warmer.

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    Never had a problem with it being bitter, it does tend to go to seed and then get tough and stringy though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie View Post
    Thanks for that. I did have a good crop last year and I gave up with spinach as it used to bolt as the weather got warmer.
    Try spinach beet.

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