Turnip & Swede

Turnip & Swede Plug Plants available for delivery between September and mid/late October.

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  • Golden Ball Turnip (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Cheerful golden turnips that are sweet in flavour
    A lovely, sweet flavoured turnip that’ll store well. They’re quick growing and ready to harvest when the roots are about the size of a golf ball, between November and March. Once harvested, store them in a cool dark place. Perfect for warming winter casseroles and so much tastier than shop bought turnips. You will receive a complete growing guide with your turnip plants. They are very easy to grow in autumn and winter.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Golden Ball (organic*)

    In the kitchen: These turnips are great in casseroles and stews or even slow roasted.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 20-30cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant and will grow happily outside. Protect from pigeons and slugs.

    When to harvest: You can expect to be able to harvest in early spring (or sooner if it is mild). Wait until you can see that the crown has reached golf ball size, and then harvest anytime after that. You can leave them in the ground over winter and harvest as you want to use them.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Turnip – Sweetbell (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Deliciously tasty, quick growing turnips
    This fast growing root vegetable, with its purple topped roots and succulent white flesh is brilliantly crunchy in texture. If possible, grow in a greenhouse or polytunnel over autumn and winter, otherwise, cover with fleece to keep it a little warmer so that you can harvest it, hopefully before Christmas. These are one of the easier brassicas to grow, and you will receive a full growing guide with the plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Sweetbell (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Try grating turnip raw into salads, adding to casseroles, stir-fries or roasting.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 20-30cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant and will grow happily outside. Protect from pigeons and slugs.

    When to harvest: You can expect to be able to harvest in early spring (or sooner if it is mild). Wait until you can see that the crown has reached golf ball size, and then harvest anytime after that. You can leave them in the ground over winter and harvest as you want to use them.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

  • Swede – Marian (Autumn)

    £5.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Easy to grow, hardy and great for winter stews
    Swede is a hardy root vegetable that is easy to grow in autumn and winter. It has a globe shape with purple skin colour and yellow flesh. Planted in autumn you can expect to harvest from late winter onwards. It is great for raised beds. You’ll receive a full growing guide with your delivery of plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Marian (organic)

    In the kitchen: Swede is delicious mashed with melted butter, roasted, or slow cooked in stews or casseroles. Great for Cornish pasties too.

    Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

    Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 20-30cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. They will grow quite quickly while the weather is relatively warm in autumn, and then will slow down in the colder months. They are frost tolerant and will grow happily outside. Protect from pigeons and slugs.

    When to harvest: You can expect to be able to harvest in early spring (or sooner if it is mild). Wait until you can see that the crown has reached golf ball size, and then harvest anytime after that. You can leave them in the ground over winter and harvest as you want to use them.

    *Transplants suitable for organic growing.