Harvesting chard/kale

Mike Steinberg mstein at wclynx.com
Wed Oct 4 17:25:47 EDT 2000

I would like some advice on the number of times a person can harvest chard
and/or kale on a commercial basis. We usually just strip the leaves from
the plants, let them grow large again, and then harvest again. Seems like
the quality of the leaves does deteriorate after a few cuttings and
insects then seem to attack-especially aphids. Also, if we cut the chard
down to the crown, will the new growth be as healthy as new plants would

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