Growing Swiss Chard in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 3

Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 3

My Bright Lights Swiss Chard is three weeks old already! Time is flying by, and watching plants grow is actually pretty fun. I wonder if watching paint dry is just as fun?

Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 3
Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 3

The Swiss Chard really focused on leaf growth this week; the leaves are getting huge! They are the size of my entire hand!

Compare that growth to how it looked in week 2:

Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 2
Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 2

A particularly attractive feature of the Bright Lights variety is the multicoloured stems; ranging from greenish-yellows to dark reddish-purples. We were able to tell the colors of the stems in week 2, but the colors have really begun to establish themselves this week against the gorgeous green leaves. I love the orange and red contrast; it makes the leaves look almost artistic.

Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 3
Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 3

One week ago the stems were still quite weak, looking more likely seedlings. This week they are much thicker; they need to be in order to hold up their ever growing leaves.

Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 3
Bright Lights Swiss Chard Grown In Kratky Hydroponics Container, Week 3

What’s your favourite Bright Lights Swiss Chard color? Let me know in the comments below. I think my personal favourite is orange.

2 thoughts on “Growing Swiss Chard in Kratky Hydroponics – Update: Week 3”

  1. I’ve just tried the Swiss Chard for the first time, at least in memory. I have to say that its probably my new favourite vegetable. I am definitely going to be growing even more buckets of Swiss Chard soon!

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