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Anyone growing Swiss Chard??

Posted by heirloomjunkie 5a (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 26, 10 at 19:23

I growing 'Neon Lights' this year, and things were going well until they started getting leggy all of the sudden. I have grown all my other plants the same way with great results. Are they prone to this? I can't get them any closer to the lights!

They are starting to get true leaves now, and some are the height they are supposed to be. Can the leggy ones be saved? Such beautiful colors!

Kim


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RE: Anyone growing Swiss Chard??

It's just my personal opinion, but I think starting chard indoors, under light is a waste of time and energy. They can be planted outdoors quite early, even in zone 5, and do quite well. Plant some outside now, and I bet they will catch up to your indoor ones quickly.
victor


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RE: Anyone growing Swiss Chard??

Yay! Another excuse to plant seeds! :) I'll do it tomorrow. I was just so antsy this winter. Started morning glories inside too. They're getting way too big, and I'm not sure they can be put out yet. You think they'd survive?

Kim


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RE: Anyone growing Swiss Chard??

Swiss Chard will self seed. Let a few of the plants go to seed and pull them out and walk around your yard smashing the plant on the ground, knocking the seeds off. Next year your yard will have Swiss Chard coming up all over the place like a weed.


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RE: Anyone growing Swiss Chard??

Kim
Morning glories will not take frost


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RE: Anyone growing Swiss Chard??

I WinterSowed Swiss Chard ad it is groovy!


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RE: Anyone growing Swiss Chard??

Hi Kim ;-)

I also grew mine indoors (and they do get a little leggy,even when touching the lights),I have never winter sowed them (I might try that next year), but I think the only difference between yours and mine is ,I put mine in the garden a couple of weeks ago, and you are still waiting for "the perfect time" to set them out,but if what these other guys are telling you is correct,PLANT THEM OUTSIDE NOW ;-)

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RE: Anyone growing Swiss Chard??

I just direct sewed my chard seeds today. I am going to see how the seedlings inside do, and use them as my back up. I don't know why I just didn't direct seed in the first place. :P

Kim


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