Turnip (Brassica rapa)
The turnip is a biennial vegetable
It from the cruciferae family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the root vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSow during a waning crescent moon in March to August depending on the variety.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSIt likes being planted near to carrots, celery, beans, peas and tomatoes.
DISEASES AND PARASITESMildew, rust, and black rot are the prinicipal maladies.
Flea beetles, cabbage white butterflies and grubs are the principal pests.
ADVICEIf you plant the different varieties it is possible to have turnips from spring until winter.