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 Mangetout.

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 in late spring or early summer.
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 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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