Turnips

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Candide

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Turnips
« on: November 17, 2022, 13:41 »
Young woman on Masterchef did a main course of turnip, done in several ways...was it six?
Never been that keen but enjoyed this year's kohl  rabi.  So wondering  whether to sow some this spring.
Any turnip fans with tips on variety?

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Re: Turnips
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2022, 19:02 »
I never have much luck in the spring with them.  It always seems to go suddenly hot and they bolt.   Sown late summer they do well for me.  Usually I sow 6 or so seeds in a module and plant them out in clumps.  They need covering with netting on my plot or the pigeons munch them, but otherwise fairly trouble free.

As to varieties, I just buy seeds if I see them at a good price and go with them.  Ive not found any one better than the other for basic white turnips  :)

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Re: Turnips
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2022, 15:51 »
Thanks NS.  That's useful.  Will try any old variety in lare summer

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Re: Turnips
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2022, 08:28 »
I've always grown a swede variety called 'Marian', always tasty, grow to a decent enough size and usually get at least 2 crops a year with succession sowing.

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Re: Turnips
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2022, 13:44 »
Popular one is purple too Milan



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