Rutabaga

Exotic as it sounds, rutabaga is just a cross between a cabbage and a turnip.
Common name : Rutabaga
Scientific name : Brassica napobrassica
Family : Brassicaceae
Category : Veggies
Type of plant : Annual
Sun loving
Sun loving
Frost resistant
Frost resistant
The rutabaga is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip - both roots and leaves are edible.

Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 15 - 45
pH 6 - 8

Sow my rutabaga

Prepare the soil by breaking up the clods on the top of the soil, and push the coarser elements over to the edges with a rake. The smaller the seeds, the more you need to get a finer result. Sow seeds of less than 2mm in line or on the fly. For seeds between 2 and 4 mm, sow them in line with a few centimeters space in between. Finally, sow the large seeds in a heap: dig a little hole and put 2 to 5 seeds in it. Cover the seeds 2-3 times their height, add some sand if your soil is very heavy.

Water my rutabaga

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Remove my rutabaga

At the end of the season, you can tear off this annual plant without any qualms: it will not grow again next year.

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