Harvesting chard/kale

Bob Brocious bbrocious at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 4 22:28:17 EDT 2000


Mike,
We grew some beautiful chard as a test this year.  We can't figure out what 
to do with it.  How do you prepare it?
Bob


>From: "Mike Steinberg" <mstein at wclynx.com>
>Reply-To: "market farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>To: "market farming" <market-farming at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>Subject: Harvesting chard/kale
>Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 17:25:47 -0400
>
>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
>be?
>
>Mike
>Flying Frog Farm
>
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