Been pottering about in the garden this morning and decided to have a look at the Swiss chard under the cloche. The reason for the cloche was because I thought the now cool night air might have been affecting the leaves.
As you can see in the picture above, though, the brown is still there. So, I did an internet search and basically came up with nada.
Swiss chard is relatively frost hardy (and honestly under the cloche it must be quite toasty); there is no evidence of leaf miners or any other pest; the plant can tolerate poor, dry soil and even shade (not that it’s in the shade in the middle of the garden). I am therefore duly puzzled.
Well, off to do a bit of chopping…. If the worst comes to the worst, I will do a winter sowing indoors (the most helpful piece of information to come from my internet search).
© Helen Butt, September 2014