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Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by EJ, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    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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  2. Pongo

    Pongo New Seed

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    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! :?
     
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    i love bugs The Weatherman of Craggy Island

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    interesting info that bugs! :D
     
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    Swedes?

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

    What's a swede??
     
  6. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    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 The Weatherman of Craggy Island

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    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 ;) Bugs
     
  8. Pongo

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