A winter vegetable that
follows peas and beans in the rotation. Needs a well
manured soil. Sow seeds April to May in half inch
drills, six inches apart. Prefers limy soil.
Swede is one of
the easiest vegetables to grow and is well-suited to the
novice gardener. They also crop over a very long time.
This is because they can be left in the soil throughout
Swede is often confused with turnips but
they have several advantages over the turnip. Firstly,
they crop much later in the season and swede is well
capable of withstanding very hard frosts. In addition,
the swede is sweeter and milder.
As the name implies, swede originated
from Sweden and they are related to the turnip.