Swiss Chard Plants
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Brown stalks on Swiss chard

Anonymous added on August 31, 2015 | Answered

I have a 10' row of Lucullus Swiss chard that have matured to about 24". I harvested very healthy and delicious older stems for several weeks when the stalks began to turn brown. All but two plants now have dark stems. I experimented with two plants and removed the affected leaves, but the plants may have been too severely pruned and are not producing new sprouts. Is there a way to save these plants going into fall? Is it safe to eat the brown stems? It is too late to replant? Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 2, 2015

You need to be careful not to damage the terminal bud when harvesting.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/swiss-chard/harvesting-swiss-chard-plants.htm

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