Glen Huffman
Jul 8, 2017

Rutabaga for Rookies

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Edited: Jul 8, 2017

Hey folks! I have a rutabaga going, and it seems to be doing rather well! But, I'm not just sure what to expect in terms of how big it should be at what time, as well as how they behave. Any insight would be great!

 

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Jul 9, 2017

Looks good Glen. You might have a contender there. Keep all the dead leaves off & watch for soft spots. If it starts to go soft anywhere, dig out the soft crap with a spoon & add some sulfur to dry up the wound. Hope to see it this fall.

Cheers,

Phil & Jane

giantveg
Jul 11, 2017

I agree with Phil and Jane. I see a few dead leaves in the picture you will want to snap off. You should also be netting the plant and/or spraying against cabbage fly which will devastate the plant in a very short period of time. Also, keep the soil moist, but never wet. They rot real quick. The container is a good idea for controlling the amount of water. Avoid hot temperatures. Rutabaga like cold better than warm, like most cabbages do. Shading will help. You don't want the leaves to be flagging at any point. Make sure you keep the pH level around 8 as well. Other than that they are pain in the butt to grow for competition...lol

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