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Bolt


Chard/spinach plants run to flower and set seed, rather then putting energy into producing fleshy leaves. Bolting is usually a result of exteme envrionmental conditions such as heat stress and hot dry soil/conditions. 

Cultural methods: Sow bolt resistant varieties and keep soil moist, sow directly under cloches or fleece to provide additional warmth.  Water plants regularly until established.