Turnip

TURNIPS ARE ONE OF THE EASIEST CROPS TO GROW!
 
Did you grow turnips this winter? How did you find them? Are you going to grow this in spring?
 
They are often thought of as a winter vegetable, which is true, but you can still grow them in spring, summer and autumn.
 
As long as the soil is loose and drains well then it's hard to fail with this crop. You can grow them for their leaves, roots or both. But people are most familiar with eating the roots.
 
Remember, root vegetables always do better from seed than seedlings.
 
Loosen the soil with a rake and dig a trench about 1cm deep. Sprinkle in the seeds and thin to of about 10cm. This is because I recommend harvesting your turnips while they are young. The bigger they get, the more bitter they become.
 
If you plant a row of turnips every 2 - 3 weeks then you will have a continuous crop.
 
But remember that they will go to flower in September with the onset of the warmer days. This makes them woody and unpleasant to eat. So if you have turnips that are of an edible size, harvest them by the end of August.
 
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Turnip