The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

United Kingdom Gb

Last year for the first time I grew swede, but they were very fibrus why? I live in FIFE Scotland



Hum, well not lack of water obviously, which variety did you grow? Must say I prefer the summer Milan turnips to swedes which can be fibrous if left in the ground too long.

15 Jan, 2012


Hello! I have never grown swede, but a similar experience with parsnip may help ... when I watered the parsnip they were hairy and woody, but the next year, following advice, when I left them to the elements as regards water they were longer, larger and not hairy. MG is also right that they may have been left in the ground too long!

15 Jan, 2012

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?