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Turnip (Brassica rapa)

The turnip is a biennial vegetable
It from the cruciferae family

turnip

ROTATION

It is grown in the root vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Sow during a waning crescent moon in March to August depending on the variety.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

It likes being planted near to carrots, celery, beans, peas and tomatoes.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

Mildew, rust, and black rot are the prinicipal maladies.
Flea beetles, cabbage white butterflies and grubs are the principal pests.

ADVICE

If you plant the different varieties it is possible to have turnips from spring until winter.