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Q.How Do I Propagate Swiss Chard Which Has Trailed And Has Multiple Shoots/new Plants?

Zone Winchester, VA 22602 | momsaid added on October 26, 2021 | Answered

The long stem in the middle (from when the plant bolted this summer) has stems growing new, nice-looking shoots, but they don’t have their own root systems yet. Can I divide these and replant? Will they grow roots?

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Answered on October 27, 2021

No, the plant will be far too old to grow a root system. After harvest, the plant will begin to die off. Taking a tip cutting will fail. It is best to start over from seed each season, or every few weeks for multiple harvests.


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