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Growing Rutabaga, also Swedes

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20 Apr 17 Allan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The swede is bitter when it is cooked. I thought it is lacking something in the soil. What am I doing wrong.
21 Apr 17 Jonno (Australia - temperate climate)
Swedes originated as a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. Like their half sisters; Brussels Sprouts they can be bitter. A lot of gardeners say that they are sweeter after they have had a few frosts on them. growing them with even watering and no set backs would also help. Maybe some other reader will be able to help.
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