How to Harvest Swiss Chard

Posted on May 17 2011 - 2:46am by Mike Lieberman

It’s been about 3-months since I planted the swiss chard seeds when I started my garden from scratch. The two containers are now bursting with some nice greenage and are ready to be harvested and picked.

They could very well be left to grow larger, but I wanna eat.

When taking a closer look at the container, the chard is growing clumps and doing pretty well.

To harvest the the leaves all you have to do is locate the outermost leaves of the bunch and pick them about 2-3 inches from the soil line. You can do this by hand or with a gardening tool. I just do this by hand.

By selecting the outermost leaves, you will help to promote more growth. That’s it. Pretty simple.

I am going to use them in a green smoothie. What’s your favorite way to use swiss chard leaves?