Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Have we any swedes?

Monday produced another nice day for us for late October although there are news reports that other parts of the UK are receiving lots of rain and flood warnings are in place. At the moment October for us is heading to be yet another month with below average rainfall.
On the plot the other day I was checking out our swedes (Marian). These were sown towards the end of July which I’m beginning to think might just have been a little late. The plants have grown well enough and the tops look really healthy but there doesn't seem to be any sign of a root to harvest. 
Just like our calabrese discussed yesterday it might be the dry weather that’s slowed the plants growth down in August and September but I think next year I’ll sow the seeds at the beginning of July rather than towards the end of the month.


  1. Wow, these are normally incorrigible. I thought ours were lost when the pigeons skeletalised them early on. (I planted them outside the brassica nets - schoolboy error) They hung on and swelled regardless!

  2. Must be honest it's not a vegetable we have a great deal of success with. Perhaps I give them too much TLC. On second thoughts I don't think so.


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