|Number of Seeds||250 seeds|
|Spacing in Row||10 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||12 inches|
|Planting Depth||1/4 inch|
|Days to Germination||3-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||85 days|
|Height at Maturity||18 inches|
|Width at Maturity||10 inches|
How to Grow
Direct sow 12-14 before first frost, then thin to indicated spacing when plants are 2-3 inches high. Cover with row cover at the immediately after sowing to prevent flea beetle damage. Keep watered, especially during hot weeks. Harvest when roots are 4-6" across, after the first frost for a sweet crop. Cut the tops off and store in the refrigerator or in a root cellar for months.
Art by Eric Losh. Eric Losh is an illustrator and graphic designer, pushing paint and pixels in NYC and Brooklyn. He has a BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University and an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work ranges from illustrations for children’s books, albums and book covers to graphic design for logos, packaging and posters. He is most inspired by wildlife conservation, science, travel and music. He lives with his partner Meghan in Greenpoint Brooklyn, plays old time banjo and has a pet frog named Marvin.
From the Artist: "I always take the opportunity to feature wildlife or environmental themes into my artwork. My goal is to inspire and educate children and adults about the importance of environments around the world and where they live. For this Pack Art, I chose to depict Gilfeather Rutabaga within it's place of origin—an autumnal Vermont farm, complete with wildlife species symbolic to the state, along with "Rutabaga", the Seed Library's canine mascot."
Medium: watercolor & acrylic on paper