I love chard from my garden, and it's so reliable, abundant, and long-lived. I'm wondering about the best way to harvest it.
1. I've always heard to take leaves from the outer stalks. Yet, I usually wind up taking the biggest leaves (before they become gigantic!), which often are in the middle, growing straight up. Has anyone found it makes a difference to the plant's health to pick from the outside versus anywhere else?
2. At what point should I cut the stalk? Just below the leaf or where the stalk meets the base of the plant?
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