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
Best sown direct. Can be sown in all but the hottest and coldest months.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Keep watered in dry weather.
Can be harvested once roots have attained sufficient size. Turnips left in the ground for too long will become woody.
Spring crops bolt to seed quickly, so pull them when the roots are perfect.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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