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Swede – Marian

£5.99

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Easy to grow, hardy and deliciously tasty
Swede is a hardy root vegetable that is easy to grow so long as plants are watered regularly to avoid the swede root from splitting. It has a globe shape with purple skin colour and yellow flesh within. Suitable for raised beds and traditional plots in all parts of the UK, Swede is easy to grow from plug plants – you will receive a complete growing guide with your delivery.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Marian (organic)

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

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting advice: Plant plugs 30-40cm apart. Protect from slugs, butterflies and pigeons.

Harvesting: You should be able to see the root forming in late summer/autumn. Harvest when it reaches the right size.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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.

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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!)

Do I need to sign for them?
All our vegetable plug 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 plug 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 plug plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.