If you're looking for a cool-season crop that's easy to grow, consider Turnips. In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know to get started, from planting to harvesting.
What soil is good for Turnips?
Rich, well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in.
How much sun do Turnips need?
Full to part sun
Are Turnips frost tolerant?
Tolerates mild frost
How much space do Turnips need?
Roughly 20cm apart
When should I plant Turnips?
Turnips are a cool season crop, usually sown in autumn through to spring when soil temperatures are approximately 10-25°C (50-77°C).
What do I feed Turnips?
A light application of organic fertiliser at planting. If the soil is prepared well they should not need further fertilising.
When can I harvest Turnips?
You will generally see the Turnip bulb come up just above the surface of the soil when close to, or ready for harvest. Harvest at your preferred size.
What pests do Turnips get?
Aphids, Slug, Snail, Flea Beetle, Root Maggots, Wireworms, Cabbage Moth, Caterpillar, White Fly, Cabbage White Butterfly, Cabbage Looper
What diseases do Turnips get?
Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Black Root, Black Rot, Clubroot, Downy Mildew, White Mold, White Spot, Turnip Mosaic Virus
How do I troubleshoot my growing problems?
Turnips left in the ground too long will become coarse and woody.