Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sowing swedes

Swedes (short for "Swedish turnips") are not everyone's favourite veg, but they are a staple ingredient in traditional Cornish pasties, and are a good winter root crop. Yesterday we sowed 16 lines of them in one of our fields, in between the downpours.
Last season was the first time we'd ever had total swede failure, so we've tried harder this year....fingers crossed.


  1. What do you think caused the turnip crop failure?

  2. A combination of rabbits, weeds, and not enough rain!