I put my swede in a few weeks ago after making the decision to start them inside. Last year I started them in-situ and they decided to take ages to get going and then many of them keeled over. I believed it might have been the indecisive weather we had been having so I thought I would give them a good start inside. However I now have 150 leggy swede plants. I have not put them outside and transplanted 80 of them into new pots, planting them nice and deep to give them chance to strengthen up.
Anyone else had these problems? I normally do not have problems with legginess but this year, and generally I go with the view of stick it in, water and feed it and off it goes. This year I have spent many weeks meticulously planning my planting schedule, reading many a forum regarding how to carefully tend for young plants and instead of the excellent results I have ended up with leggy plants. Maybe my slap-dash approach to gardening has its advantages?