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J.J.J.J. Posts: 23

IMtrying to grow swede from seed it gets very tall with only two leaves then falls over. and is droopy then dies any tips.?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Are you sowing them in the open ground-not trays or modules or under cover?-or transplanting them?

  • J.J.J.J. Posts: 23

    In small flower pots. i tried one seed per pot . the same thing happens long steam  then drops and bends. then dies.started some in unheated greenhouse and some in conservatry same thing happens.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    It is probably too warm-that is the problem-they don't transplant well if at all -so sowing then in a flowerpot will not work.

    Sow them outside where you want them to grow -direct into the soil and thin out once they have germinated-they are a comparatively easy veg .

  • J.J.J.J. Posts: 23

    Thanks for your advice. i shall sow them on my alottment . instead.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    That should work -let us know if you are successful.


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