Learn how to grow your own swede with this video tutorial from Quickcrop with expert vegetable grower Klaus Laitenberger. Swede is one of the easiest vegetables to grow and is well-suited to the novice gardener. This is because they can be left in the soil throughout the winter. Swede is often confused with turnips but they have several advantages over the turnip. But they are very different ie, they are capable of withstanding very hard frosts - and the swede is sweeter and milder.