Full sun. Well drained soil.
Sow seeds directly into growing position, cover lightly with seed raising mix and water well.
As seeds grow, thin out weaker plants and feed weekly with plant food.
Mulch with organic mulch.
Choose a pot at least 40cm wide and deep.
Position in full sun with quality potting mix.
Follow seed->seedling->harvest guide.
Harvest when roots are about 10cm wide when they're still young and tender.
Come summertime, about 45 to 50 days after planting, you can pull a turnip up and see if it’s ready for harvest.
Start harvesting turnips once you find a mature turnip.
Allow your seed plants to mature until the flowers wither and seed pods form.
Watch the seed pods daily until they turn brown.
Cut the seed pods off the stems using pruning shears or a knife.
Start with the pods at the bottom of the plants; these typically mature first.
Leave pods with any signs of green on the plant until the entire pod turns brown; seeds from green pods won't grow.
Place the seed pods in a paper bag or between two paper towels and press down to gently break open the pods.
Sort the seeds from the remaining pod pieces.
Zone 1 - Cool
January , February , March , July , August , September , October
Zone 2 - Temperate
January , February , March , April
Zone 3 - Subtropical
February , March , April , May