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How to Grow Turnip at Home

How to grow turnip

How to Grow Turnip at Home

  • Make sure the soil is loose for their deep roots. The seeds pop out of the ground very quickly.
  • They really enjoy lots of rich compost in the soil to thrive.
  • You can plant the seeds in rows, about one centimetre under the soil.
  • When the seed germinates, you may thin the plants out.
  • After the first month, you can thin them again, until the plants are about ten to fifteen centimetres apart.
  • You can harvest the young bulbs in the second month.
  • When they mature after 3 months, they are ready to harvest.

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Companion Planting with Turnip

    Companions (do well together)
  • Turnipes grow well in the company of Lettuce, Spinach, Radish, Pea and Bean

  • Antagonists (don't do well together)
  • Turnip enemies unknown

Tips on Harvesting & Eating Turnip

  • Dig up turnips when they are 2 - 3 inches in diameter, a few light frosts may improve the flavor of both tops and roots but don't let them freeze solid.
  • When harvesting your Turnips, make sure to wash all the soil off them.
  • Chop up the greens and use them like spinach.
  • Turnips are tasty in stews and soups.

Recipe to Cook Organic Turnip

Turnip Soup
  • 1 large onion
  • Oil for frying
  • 4 Turnips
  • 4 potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 medium butternut
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • Small bunch of parsley
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Sprigs of oregano, thyme, rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 stock cube
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cream (optional)

  • Wash, peel (if desired) and chop all the vegetables.
  • Skin the onion and fry till light brown.
  • Add vegetables and boiling water, sufficient to make a soup.
  • Bring to the boil and then allow the soup to simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  • Mash or blend the vegetables, then return to the pot and add the seasonings and herbs.
  • Add the cream at the end of the cooking process.
  • Serve with fresh home baked bread.
  • A good and healthy soup, to keep the winter chills away.

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