Vegetable garden: growing swiss chard

Sowing takes place from April to May, in rows 30 cm apart, in seed pockets. Once the seedlings are grown, keep one scion per pocket. Chard likes sunny exposure or partial shade. Flowering takes place between June and July and harvesting is done between July and November.

Downy mildew (a fungus that causes the appearance of brown spots on the leaves), rust (a fungus that will cause the appearance of red spots on the leaves) and leaf spot (destruction of the leaf due to the presence of a fungus) are three diseases that will attack the leaves of the chard. To prevent diseases, spray some Bordeaux mixture on the leaves. Subsequently these diseases cause a slower growth of the plant, which can even lead to the death of the latter.
Chard is a vegetable but also a leaf.