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EJ

Essex
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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:30 pm   Post subject: Swedes


I planted a few swedes back last spring, and boy did they struggle. Now they are about the size of a golf ball, but still growing. Will they be passed it now winter is here, of can I leave them to grow and use them in a few months time?




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Pongo
East Sussex
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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:18 pm   


Hi there EJ! Mine are still in the ground, I am using them as I need them, no room for storage! They appear to still be growing here in East Sussex....or it could just be wistful thinking on my part! Confused

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i love bugs

Dublin Ireland
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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:27 pm   Post subject: swedes


Hi EJ. great info here ..........
http://www.gardenaction.co.uk/fruit_veg_diary/swedes_1.asp
Cool Bugs

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Pongo
East Sussex
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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:35 pm   


interesting info that bugs! Very Happy

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HGPgal

Central Illinois
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:20 am   Post subject: Swedes?


Quote:
I planted a few swedes back last spring, and boy did they struggle.


Well of course they struggled... I didn't know you could plant Sweeds. Shocked

What's a swede??

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EJ

Essex
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:57 am   


Like a turnip. A biggish round root, sweet flesh, like a parsnip, or even slightly like carrot, but a much denser flesh. A great winter veg for soups and stews.
I have the purple topped swedes, and I think I am going to oik them out and start again. I think sowing direct, with some new fresh seed is the way to go, and more sun maybe........

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i love bugs

Dublin Ireland
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:27 pm   


Hi E J , swedes should always be sown directly into the ground , as they do not like being transplanted. Sow as thin as you can and then thin them again when they are big enough to handle. Discard the thinnings Wink Bugs

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Pongo
East Sussex
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:54 am   


HG, I think in the States they are known as Rutabagas Smile

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