Swede Growing Guide

Swede

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

Will grow in most good soils.

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Cold weather can improve flavour and texture.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Onion, Onions, Peas and Chives.

Spacing

Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 20cm (7") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into soil late summer to autumn.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Water well in dry periods.

Harvesting

Harvest when the swede is well developed. In milder areas can be left in the ground, otherwise lift and store them in boxes of sand.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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