Turnip Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Brassicas (Cabbage family) ●
Any reasonably fertile well-drained soil.
Sun or partial shade.
Yes, survives mild frosts, can protect with straw.
Not usually required.
Single Plants: 20cm (7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 30cm (11") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Early sowings can be under cover in late winter and planted out under cloches in early spring. Otherwise sow direct into soil from mid spring to mid summer.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Keep watered in dry weather.
Can be harvested from late summer onwards. Lift main crop in mid autumn and store to prevent them becoming woody in texture.
Spring crops bolt to seed quickly, so pull them when the roots are perfect.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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