Rutabaga for feed - ideal for organic farms and more.
In the spring, we harrow the field and wait for the weeds to germinate, which we destroy with the help of crop processing: harrowing, cultivating, cultivator, disc drive, etc. - depending on the farm equipment. We plant seedlings in already clean soil in May, June and even until mid-July. Last year (2008), as a result of the June drought, I planted swede on July 12-15 and, due to the favorable weather, got a better harvest than in some previous years. And this year (2009) - the weather was very favorable for swede and the yield was record. I think rutabaga in deep grooves made by a potato chipper. These grooves are quite important because they allow water to flow from the rainfall to the roots of the seedlings. The width of the rows, like potatoes. Seedling distance every 40 cm. It is not worth it thicker, as small roots are obtained. For planting, a seedling seeder is useful, for example, for cabbage (then we do not make grooves), but I think by hand. The swede is very well taken, and it is enough to lay it in a groove and cover it with a small amount of earth.