Swede – Marian (Autumn)

£5.99

In stock

Easy to grow, hardy and deliciously tasty
Swede is a hardy root vegetable that is easy to grow so long as they are watered regularly to avoid splitting. It has a globe shape with purple skin colour and yellow flesh within.

Number of plants: 10

Variety: Marian (organic)

Can be grown in: Raised beds are best for growing swedes. Find out more about growing swede in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Delicious roasted, mashed or slow cooked in stews or casseroles.

Can be delivered from: late August to mid October

Harvest:

The right site

Swede plants like a light fertile loam but will grow in most soils.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds are best for growing swede.

How far apart?

30cm apart

Looking after your plants....

Follow our tips below when growing swede for the best results.


Swede

Watch they don't get waterlogged

In areas of heavy rainfall plant your seedlings in ridges to help with drainage. Otherwise plant on flat ground which has been well worked and consolidated.

Swede

Water when it's dry

Water plants well after planting and during periods of dry weather.

Storage Tips

You can store them in a cool dark place (in a sand box is best.)

Ways to cook

Add swede to any casserole or stew, or pop into a root veg soup. It mashes well too. It is arguably at its best in a proper Cornish Pasty though (but we would say that!)

When we deliver
We deliver these plug plants between late August and mid October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plug plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.