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Container Gardening: Swiss chard/Kale in pots

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CindyMzone5
Hobart, IN

May 8, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9115493

I have a few extra Swiss chard and kale plants and no space for them in my garden and was thinking about growing them in pots. I do have some large terracotta pots that I could use if the root systems don't get too big. Has anyone done this? I did see the threads on e-buckets but wasn't ready to commit to those yet. I'm new to growing both veggies.
Plant_Thang
Jacksonville, FL

May 8, 2012
12:31 PM

Post #9115966

Cindy,
I have grown Swiss Chard in pots and have lots of Curly Kale growing in pots now. I used two gallon pots for the chard. Kale will grow in a one gallon container if you make sure they don't dry out too much.
CindyMzone5
Hobart, IN

May 9, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9116976

Thanks so much for your response. Since I'm new to growing these, will they need any support or will the stems be strong enough to keep them upright? I have 'Rainbow' Swiss chard and thought it might look great in a pot. The kale is 'Russian Red'.
Plant_Thang
Jacksonville, FL

May 9, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9116978

I've never had to use a support with mine, they're sturdy plants.
Good Luck.
CindyMzone5
Hobart, IN

May 9, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9116987

Thanks!

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 9, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9117014

Just diveing in here. Has TomTom poster the containers for 2012?
Plant_Thang
Jacksonville, FL

May 9, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9117078

I have no idea, I need to look for them.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 9, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9117109

They are so worthwhile. It used to be an annual event.
CindyMzone5
Hobart, IN

May 9, 2012
1:43 PM

Post #9117511

If my pots are big enough, I'll probably tuck in a few less-demanding annuals, especially around the kale.

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