Swede Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Brassicas (Cabbage family) ●
Will grow in most good soils.
Sun or partial shade.
Cold weather can improve flavour and texture.
Not usually required.
Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 20cm (7") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow direct into soil in late spring or early summer.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Water well in dry periods.
Harvest in autumn when the swede is well developed. In milder areas can be left in the ground until mid winter, otherwise lift and store them in boxes of sand.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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