Turnip and Rutabaga

Earliest information on turnips is found in writings of 500 A.D. – but was known for its medicinal properties.  In 1812 it was described in the Transactions of the Royal Horticultural Society as a vegetable consumed in England only by foreigners.  Culture as for Rutabagas. Turnips require about 8 weeks of cool, moist weather to attain their best flavour. Hoe frequently  to keep the soil loose and your turnips will appreciate it and grow larger.  Does not withstand drought well and growth is arrested, perhaps permanently if a long dry period occurs. Pkt=200

 

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