WHEN TO SOW
May to June
Where to Sow
Sow direct outdoors into shallow drills 2cm (3/4in) deep and 45cm (18in) between the rows.
What to do next
Gradually thin the seedlings as they grow to a final spacing of 10-15cm (4-6in) apart. Water regularly to avoid woody roots. A very hardy vegetable so can be harvested as required.
Some gardeners have difficulty producing good size swedes from direct sown seed. We have found that by sowing in modules and transplanting once large enough is a reliable way of producing this crop.
A very good source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins B and C.