Bury your seed after the frost in a cold frame or store in moist sand for winter roots.
Can you grow turnips at any time of year?
You can sow seeds in late August to early September, but they are more likely to be successful when planted from mid-February through March. Turnip greens (which go by different names depending on where you live) flower best when temperatures reach 60°F (16°C). Sow the seeds 0¼ inch (1 cm) deep and expect germination within two weeks; thin to 24 inches (60 cm) apart once the root system has developed fully. The plant grows fast, so space rows 6 inches (15 cm) apart if growing them up poles or trellises that support climbing vegetables such as cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, etc.
How do I harvest turnips? Do I have to dig them up? How long will they keep fresh? What can I use them for besides eating raw in salads? Is it true that their taste improves with age until they become sweet like potatoes? Is it true that young sautéed turnips are delicious but older ones get rubbery and mealy tasting with age?? Can you freeze cut flowers made from turnip flowers for bouquets? Couldn’t this give rise to an interesting new industry among small farmers who produce these “flowers”? Thank you again! A: You don’t have to dig up