Sick Swiss Chard Plants: Identifying Signs Of Swiss Chard Disease

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Sick Swiss Chard Plants: Identifying Signs Of Swiss Chard Disease

By Mary Ellen Ellis Swiss chard diseases are not numerous, but just one of them can wipe out your crop for the year. But, if you know about these diseases and pests, you can take steps to prevent or treat them and save your harvest. Preventing Swiss Chard Diseases Infections are more likely to spread and take root when plants are close together, so give your chard plenty of space. One plant should not be touching another. Chard likes moisture and will taste bad after a drought, but standing water can increase the chances of infection. Avoid over-watering and make sure your soil drains well. You can also use row covers to protect your plants from insects. Signs of Swiss Chard Disease There are steps you can take to try to prevent disease and pests, but even with your best efforts you may end up with sick Swiss chard. Know

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