Swedes & Turnips

biofreakbiofreak Posts: 554

Every year I sow these in my sandy/loamy veg plot, and every year all starts well.But I end up with swedes and turnips taking an eternity to grow, and puny little balls of admittedly tasty delights are the result. Am I doing something drastically wrong, or should I just give up and go to the Greengrocer? Instructions please!


  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    Swedes, especially, are better field-grown.  And frankly they are cheap, so is it really worth growing them?  Room for something valuable like French Beans.

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    I don't bother these days ( same reason as Welshonion) but have grown them successfully but on clay soil, maybe more water retentive.   

  • biofreakbiofreak Posts: 554

    Um, seems I too will have to give up on this one, but how about my turnips? I've been growing Golden Ball because they are so much tastier than the standard whites.

    Any tips?

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