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Turnip

TURNIP Purple Top White Globe

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Versatile garden vegetable. Tops can be eaten as greens and roots are excellent for storing, canning or freezing. Excellent vitamin content. Large, sweet, fine-grained root crop. Easy to grow. Approximately 50 days.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Seed outdoors as soon as soil is workable in early spring. Seed second crop in late summer for fall harvest. Cover seeds with 1/4 inch fine soil. Space rows 15 to 18 inches apart.

THINNING: When young seedlings are 2 to 4 inches tall, thin to 4 to 6 inches apart.

GERMINATION: 10 to 14 days or longer, depending upon soil and weather conditions.

Ed's Special Advice

Avoid using fresh manure in soil where you plant turnips. Plants produce best in light, well-drained soil. Eat thinned greens raw or stewed. For best flavor and texture grow during the cooler parts of the growing season and begin harvesting roots when about three inches in diameter.

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