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Does Swiss chard grow back after cutting?
Last Updated: 11th February, 2020
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Hereof, does chard grow back after cutting?
Provided the growing point is not damaged, all leaves can be cut off to within 2 inches of the soil. Harvesting chard is best done with a clean and sharp pair of garden scissors or a knife. New leaves will grow quickly. Swiss chard can be stored for one to two weeks if refrigerated.
Also, how do you harvest Swiss chard? Harvest the outer leaves at the base of the stalk, leaving four to five inner leaves to continue growing. Swiss chard can also be harvested in closer plantings as baby greens, cutting the leaves about 3 inches above the soil and returning every week or so. Allow plants to re-grow to 5-6 inches before harvesting again.
Furthermore, how long can you harvest Swiss chard?
Harvest Swiss chard when the leaves are tender and big enough to eat. Swiss chard is ready for picking 30 days after sowing if you want baby leaves. Harvest chard 45 to 60 days after sowing if you want full-sized leaves with a thick midrib.
How can you tell if Swiss chard has gone bad?
Swiss chard that is spoiling will typically become soft and discolored; discard any Swiss chard that has an off smell or appearance.