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Post  AlwaysHotinFL 3/30/2017, 4:02 pm

I've found some of my Swiss Chard to be laying down on the job-any idea why? Some stalks are just fine though. I am in a windy area, but the rest of my veggies are standing up tall. Just curious!

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Post  CapeCoddess 3/30/2017, 5:00 pm

Sometimes my chards do that, too. Some make it and some don't. That's why I over plant them. I wouldn't worry about it tho. It looks very healthy still.
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Post  Scorpio Rising 3/30/2017, 5:36 pm

Yeah, might just be a slacker!  It will probably be fine, did you get rain maybe?  That almost always knocks mine down for a while, but it recovers, or I succession seed!
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Post  RC3291 3/30/2017, 6:42 pm

You caught it napping. Came a thunderstorm and my whole garden looked like that.
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Post  landarch 3/30/2017, 7:03 pm

some of my beets do the same thing...and some make it and some don't.  I sent a pic to our county extension office and they said it was "dampening off" (not sure if they were right).  I find it happens in cold wet weather (spring beets) and not so much with fall beets.
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Post  RoOsTeR 3/30/2017, 7:24 pm

It's called 'Taking a Dirt Nap'. Laughing

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Post  sanderson 3/31/2017, 12:56 am

It looks fine to me, but then, all of my chard, kale, bok choy, etc, fall over as seedlings and then self correct. The roots become monsters and do a good job letting the plants straighten up and stay right.

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Post  AlwaysHotinFL 3/31/2017, 3:39 am

RoOsTeR wrote:It's called 'Taking a Dirt Nap'.  Laughing
As long as it doesn't sleep with the fishes!  Very Happy

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Post  sanderson 3/31/2017, 5:16 pm

You're welcome.

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Post  Mikesgardn 3/31/2017, 5:50 pm

Chard are weird like that.
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