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    stubedo is offline Seedling
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    Default Swiss chard, hows it growing?

    Hi, I was wondering how peoples swiss chard is coming along? its my first year of growing it this year, my biggest leaves are about 15 long, though recently i was at an allotment & saw some over a foot high with big leaves, anyone managed to achieve this yet?
    scratching my head wondering how they did it !

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    Hi Stubedo,

    I have 6 swiss chard planted out and there just getting going now, about the same as yours maybe a bit smaller! White Silver & Bright Lights.

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    sounds good Grim, i have the ruby chard variety. my best ones actually growing in a bucket!

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    the large ones are probably overwintered plants,i used to grow and overwinter it to feed to my chooks,they loved it,but we didnt,so now the chooks are gone ,so is the chard..

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    you managed to grow chard from seed in nov/dec buffs? i read you can,but I tried only got small leaf growth

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    I have some from last year there hooooge but ones from his year are still tiny
    In the following link you can follow my recent progress on the plot

    https://www.youtube.com/user/darcyvuqua?feature=watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by stubedo View Post
    you managed to grow chard from seed in nov/dec buffs?
    No, it doesn't grow in the winter, it's the summer stuff that is very cold-tolerant and survives the winter, re-sprouting in spring.
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    I bought mixed rainbow chard and two varieties grew huuuuuge, The others, just rather large. They're overwintering now, so have small leaves on them. But I found certain colours grew bigger than others. I guess it's the type thing.
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