Tips from Olle Garden Bed: How To Plant Turnip

Growing turnips (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes) is not the most difficult thing in the world, because it is actually easy to grow turnips. Start your plants indoors about four to six weeks before you plan to put them outside. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.

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How to plant turnip

After four to six weeks, plant the seedlings in the fertile soil with good drainage. Growing kohlrabi is most successful in cool weather. Early crops start from indoors and then transplant to outdoors, which will provide you with good crops.

When you consider how to grow kohlrabi, remember that there are many different types. Kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family. There are white, red and purple varieties, some of which will mature early and some will mature late. For example, Eder is a fast maturing variety, which takes about 38 days to mature, while Gigante takes about 80 days to mature. The giant is best for autumn.

How does kohlrabi grow?

When growing turnip, most of the growth occurs in spring or autumn. This plant absolutely likes cool weather, so if you can only plant one crop in a season, autumn is the first choice. It tastes best when it is ripe in autumn.

Kohlrabi is not a rhizome plant; The bulb is the stem of a plant. It should be above the soil level. This part of the root will swell and become a sweet, soft vegetable that you can cook or eat raw.

raised garden beds

How to plant turnip

When considering how to grow kohlrabi, you can choose to start outdoors or indoors. If you start inside, wait until the small plants are four to six weeks old, and then transplant them into the garden soil prepared outside.

First, fertilize the soil, and then plant turnip. If you plant kohlrabi every two to three weeks, you can plant it continuously once. If planting directly outside, be sure to place the seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch (. 5-1 cm) deep in the soil and about 2 to 5 inches (5-13 cm) apart.

In addition, when planting turnip, please keep the soil fully watered, or you will eventually get tough woody stem plants.

When to harvest turnip

Harvesting turnip means that the diameter of the first stem is 1 inch (2.5 cm). Kohlrabi can be harvested continuously until the stem diameter is 2 to 3 inches (5-8 cm). After that, your plants will be too old and hard. As long as you know when to harvest kohlrabi, you will have milder and sweeter plants.

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