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davholla

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Turnip tops
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:23:53 »
I planted turnips in March and nothing happened.  Is it worth trying the same seed now to get tops?  Or should I buy new?
I have never done it before so it could have been me.  Any advice?

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Turnip tops
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:23:53 »

ancellsfarmer

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Re: Turnip tops
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 12:55:37 »
Sprout a few on damp kitchen roll. Buy some if you wish.(SOMEWHERE ELSE!) Either way they would serve as a micro green for the winter months, if they grow
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Re: Turnip tops
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 13:40:21 »
Sprout a few on damp kitchen roll. Buy some if you wish.(SOMEWHERE ELSE!) Either way they would serve as a micro green for the winter months, if they grow
Great idea - just damp kitchen roll in good sun?

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Re: Turnip tops
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 16:33:10 »
Yes sow them.  Chances are that you will still get some turnips, if the seeds are ok.  Then the rest will overwinter, preferably with minimum cover, just a single layer of fleece will do it.  And then the turnips that did not make a decent root, will make a lot of greens in spring.  :wave:

 

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