SWEDE PURPLE TOP LUSCIOUS CREAMY VEG FOR STEWING AND HOTPOTS EASY GROWER $2.30

AMERICAN PURPLE TOP SWEDE – A HAPPY VEGGIE THAT REALLY DIGS YOUR GARDEN! BREAKS UP THE SOIL AND AERATES – GIVES YOU GREAT STEWING AND ROASTING VEGGIES RIGHT WHEN YOU NEED THEM! IT’S PLANTING TIME!

This variety of swede, bred in America, features a luscious creamy root complemented by a vibrant purple top. It thrives with minimal effort, requiring only thinning to a spacing of at least 20 cm during growth. With its rich flavor, it lends itself perfectly to a variety of culinary uses, from soups and stews to roasting. For optimal taste, it’s best to sow the seeds in late summer or early autumn, as the cold weather sweetens up the roots and intensifies the flavor. While the roots typically mature in about 90 days, they can be harvested earlier if desired.

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun in rich, well-draining soil.

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Timing: Swedes are cool-weather crops, so plan to sow the seeds in late summer or early autumn. This timing allows the plants to mature during the cooler months, which enhances their flavor.

Site Selection: Choose a location in your garden that receives full sun to partial shade. Ensure the soil is well-draining.

Soil Preparation: Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of about 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) and incorporating organic matter, such as compost, to improve soil structure and fertility.

Sowing Seeds: Sow the Swede Purple Top seeds directly into the prepared soil. Plant the seeds about ½ to 1 inch (1.25 to 2.5 cm) deep and space them at least 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) apart in rows spaced 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) apart.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the seeds gently immediately after sowing and continue to water regularly, especially during dry spells.

Thinning: Once the seedlings emerge and develop their first true leaves, thin them to ensure proper spacing. Space the seedlings about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) apart to allow room for the roots to develop.

Fertilizing: Swedes are moderate feeders, so fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer according to the manufacturer’s instructions, typically once or twice during the growing season.

Weeding and Mulching: Keep the area around the Swede Purple Top plants free from weeds, as they can compete for nutrients and water. Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as straw or shredded leaves, to help suppress weeds and retain soil moisture.

Harvesting: Swede Purple Top roots typically mature in about 90 days, but they can be harvested earlier if desired. The roots are ready to harvest when they reach a desirable size and have a firm texture. Use a garden fork to carefully lift the roots from the soil, being careful not to damage them.

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