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A great guide to turnips and rutabagas. #sustainable #garden #seeds

A great guide to turnips and rutabagas. #sustainable #garden #seeds

When to Plant Turnips and Rutabagas Sow a spring crop of salad turnips two to three weeks before your last frost date; for a fall crop, plant seeds up to 50 days before your first fall frost. Sow all-purpose turnips for fall harvest 60 to 70 days before your first fall frost and sow rutabagas 100 days before your first fall frost. How to Plant Turnips and Rutabagas Turnips and rutabagas are good crops to plant in spaces vacated by early potatoes or peas, or between rows of harvested sweet corn. They grow best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Mix a light application of a balanced organic fertilizer into the planting bed unless ample nutrients remain in the soil from the previous crop. Loosen the soil to at least 12 inches deep while mixing in a half-inch layer of compost. Sow turnip seeds about 2 inches apart and half an inch deep. Turnips can be...

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