Swiss chard/Kale in pots

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.

Jacksonville, FL

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.

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'.

Jacksonville, FL

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


Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Just diveing in here. Has TomTom poster the containers for 2012?

Jacksonville, FL

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

They are so worthwhile. It used to be an annual event.

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

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