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Planted swede seed. They're doing fine but some of them have gone to seed.

whats the next step and how did this happen???

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,784

    Hi Heather and welcome image

    When did you sow the seed?  I've a feeling that if they've bolted you probably sowed the seed too early.  Whereabouts do you live?  The usual time to sow swede is mid May to mid June, the further south you are the later you sow, as swede need the cooler autumn weather to grow - I think the warm spell we've just had has made them run to seed.

    I'd have another go and sow some seed now image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    In my opinion swedes are better left to the professionals, that is farmers.  They grow ever so much better in a field.

    They are cheap as chips to buy, why grow them?  Save your energy for valuable crops that are difficult to get in the shops/supermarkets.

  • jspjsp Posts: 59

    I've always had a notion to grow swede actually. Good to know about the late sowing down south. 

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