Posted: 23/06/2016 at 16:10
Both can be sown now, the only problem may be that the soil in the raised bed isn't firm enough, both are brassicas and need firm non acidic fertile soil.
I always sow direct and germination rates are high so sow thinly. Swedes are quite large plants and need to thinning to 8 to 10 ins apart.
To be honest I only grow them because I have plenty of space on the allotment. I wouldn't bother if space was limited as they are cheap to buy and don't taste any better than shop bought.