Welcome to my website. This website handles the overflow from 'Growing Organic Vegetables'. Both sites help you grow fabulous organic vegetables in a warm temperate climate using water saving methods. Both link to "Gardening with Ecobeds" providing detailed instructions on how to build your own sustainable Garden Ecobed and explaining how to get excellent results............John Ashworth 27th July 2015.
Latest Update 25th July 2018.
are best harvested young (50mm to 75mm in diameter), when the roots are
at their most tender and the foliage can be used as a leafy green
I like to steam or roast the young turnip roots, but I leave some to mature for use in soups and casseroles.
Organically grown turnips are full of flavour and very nutritious.
I grow succession crops during the year a few clusters at a time.
They are harvested progressively as they grow and only when required in the kitchen. I don't store them for later use.
In my garden, turnips are rarely affected by pests or diseases.
Check out my blogpage
which explains how to maintain productivity in Ecobeds. It describes
how soil is prepared prior to planting, the importance of rainwater in
Ecobeds, how to regulate the sun's intensity and how to feed plants
through their leaves.
Check out my blogpage which tells you when to sow seeds.
Multi-sow 4 turnip seeds in finely sieved compost in each of 4 seed tray cells. Water them in and leave them to germinate in the moist warm conditions of an EcoPropagator.
them into a prepared Ecobed when they reach the 4th leaf stage of their
growth. Take care the plug of compost stays intact during this
process. Use a large dibber to make 4 planting holes about 150mm apart
and water them in carefully.
Apply straw mulch on any exposed soil as soon as the turnips are established.
Harvesting and Storage.
Turnips can be harvested from May till August, and their leaves can be harvested at the same time as their roots.
Organic Pest Control.
like most vegetables, are vulnerable to attack from certain pests in my
garden. My blog "Controlling Garden Pests" explains a
little about these pests and what to do to protect plants from them. For details click on the appropriate link below.