How To Grow Turnips Easily At home.

Turnip is commonly grown for its sweet taproot and green leaves. Turnip is a cold-weather plant but tastes well when harvested in cold weather so they grow well in temperate regions turnips are easy and fastly growing vegetables. Turnips are well known for their sweet taste so it is widely used in various dishes and salads but tow To Grow Turnips. Turnip is a root vegetable leaves are also eaten as greens. Below the leaves, a swollen taproot is present it can be creamy white, soft yellow, purple, or red but The flesh of the root is always white.

Growing turnips is super easy even beginners can grow them so in this article we will discuss how to grow turni[ps easily at home. We hope that this article will be very helpful for you and provide complete guidance about growing turnips.

Step-by-Step Process Of Growing Turnips.

1. Best Time For planting Turnips.

We can sow turnips in late summer for autumn harvest and also in early autumn for late autumn harvest. And in late autumn for winter harvest in reverse-season regions but for a late spring harvest sow seeds directly into the ground before 2 to 3 weeks of the last frost.

2. Sow Seeds.

Buy seeds from the market, superstore, or nursery. After buying seeds sow 3 to 4 seeds ½ inches deep directly into the ground 2 to 3 weeks before the last frost. If you take care properly your seeds will germinate and seedlings will appear after one week.

3. soil.

Turnips will grow in moist and well-hydrated soil and ph ranges from 6 to 7.  For providing nutrients and increasing yield we can use potting soil. We can buy potting soil from the nursery or at home4 just mix ⅓ coco peat, ⅓ peat moss, ¼ compost, and ¼ garden soil; mix well it will become potting soil. To prevent wireworm attacks we can also add wood ashes.

4. Sunlight requirement.

Turnips grow well in sunny spots and partially shaded spots so plant turnips where your plant can get at least 6 to 8 hours of light. So plant on a sunny spot or near the window where your plant gets maximum light. 

5. Watering.

Water your turnip plant properly because it requires at least one inch of water per week. So water your turnip plant regularly in the morning or evening. But according to us water your turnip plant in the morning because morning watering is more effective than evening watering because your plant has maximum time for absorbing water.

6. Take Care.

If you take care of your plant properly seeds will germinate after one week and your plant is fully grown and ready to harvest after 30 to 60 days. Your plant will mature after two months but keep away from potatoes because they will uptake all the essential nutrients.

7. Weed control and insects and pests attack.

For controlling weeds use weed killers because if unnecessary herbs will grow along with your turnips plant they will consume nutrients and have nothing left for your plant. For preventing insect and pests attack use insecticides and pesticides because they will reduce your yield.

8. Diseases.

Turnips are more susceptible to cabbage family diseases like yellows, clubroot, powdery mildew, and downy mildew. For preventing these diseases Remove and destroy infected plants and infected parts immediately. Black rot and clubroot are fungal diseases that can attack your turnip plant so for preventing fungal attacks you can use fungicides. For preventing your turnip plant from bacterial blight collect and burn plants and dispose of them in the trash it will protect your plant from further attack.

9. Harvesting And Storage.

          Your turnip plants become mature after one to two months so we can harvest turnips after  30 to 60 days of sowing. Harvest turnips when they are young and succulent because turnips taste well when they are about golf ball size.  When they reach this size then pluck them with pruning shears without damaging your plant.

After harvesting you can use these freshly picked turnips for making salads and several dishes. For extra turnips, you can store them in the freezer for one to two weeks or for one month without damaging their quality.

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