growing rutabaga

redmigizi added on June 25, 2014 | Answered

My rutabaga comes up alright but does not form a bulb. What is going on?

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Answered on June 30, 2014

This can occur for several reasons. Most likely is that it may be getting too warm too fast for them. They start to bolt before a proper root forms.

It may also be that the soil is too hard. Or there may be a lack of phosphorous in the soil as well.

Have your soil tested and try to plant them during the coolest weather they can tolerate.

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