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Growing Silverbeet, also Swiss Chard or Mangold

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04 Dec 19 Don Leslie (Australia - temperate climate)
My silverbeet has gone to seed very young they are only six weeks old
07 Dec 19 anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A plants purpose is to grow and set seed so that it can reproduce it's self in the future. If there is a lack of nutrient (fertiliser) and or water then it won't grow much and will go to seed. A local farmer has just redesigned his farm (moved soil and laser levelled etc). He planted a cover crop to put some fibre back into the soil. He is watering the hell out of it but it just won't grow much - reason - there is no nutrient in the soil.
05 Dec 19 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Probably one or both of two reasons. They lacked fertiliser/watering or the season, coming into hot summer weather. More a cool weather crop I think.
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