Turnip Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Brassicaceae
Plant Type:
Biennial
Typical Season:
Cool
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Indoor, Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
April, May, June, July
When to Start Indoors:
None
Sprouting Time:
7-10 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-20°C
Depth:
2-3 inches
Spacing (cm):
10-15
Row Spacing (cm):
4-6 inches
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade , Full Sun
Maturity Time:
40-60 days
When To Harvest:
July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Pull roots when they reach desired size

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Roots and Leaves
Potential Health Benefits:
Vitamins A & C, Iron

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Radish, Lettuce, Spinach, Celery, Squash, Tomato, Cabbage , Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Bean, Onion, Garlic, Chard, Cauliflower
What Plants to Avoid:
Parsnip, Beet, Carrot, Potato
Common Pests:
Flea Beetles, Aphids, Cutworms
Common Disease:
Alternaria Leaf Blight, Root Rot, Downy Mildew
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in loose soil, fertilize when planting

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