Swiss chard – leaves look burned

(Question)

I have swiss chard growing in a pot. Tag says it needs full sun
but the leaves look burned when I put it in sun. It has good soil mix and a big enough pot. I don’t wet the leaves when I water it. Any ideas? Donna

(Answer)

It’s late June and we’ve had a cool spring and start to summer, so it’s unlikely that the leaves are being burned by the hot sun.

We’ve had a few questions on chard, which you can search for on our website (just search on “chard”).   For example, see

Gardening Know How’s Sick Swiss Chard Plants: Identifying Signs Of Swiss Chard Disease also summarizes diseases that afflict Swiss chard, and how to deal with them.