NZ Butter swedes
Swede seed sown directly out in the garden now germinates in five days. Rows are always overcrowded, so early thinning is essential so plants are spaced at least 200mm apart — otherwise roots fail to swell. Outstanding varieties for tasty winter eating include the creamy-fleshed New Zealand Butter and the slightly larger Tasmanian Butter. Sow this week for best results.