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    It is not a perennial, but definitely a permaculture plant. Once you let them flower, you will have seedlings popping up forever after. I have noticed this with beetroot as well. Some seeds come up a year later, not after sowing. I don't sow Chard at all, but often weed it (eat the weeded out ones) and occasionally transplant when the plants are still little. Chards are pretty good during winter. Sometimes the outer leaves turn to mush, but the centre always survives. There are a lot of good greens at this time of year and throughout winter and spring until they flower in summer, which is the end of the plant. Chopping them down, flower stem and foliage will make them regrow, but the new plants that spring up early in the year are always superior.
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