Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Transplant the seedlings in 25-30 days
Space the seedlings at 30cm by 15cm
Harvest in 60-65 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
Why are my turnip seeds not germinating?
Improper growing conditions like over watering/ under watering, not enough sunlight or sowing in the seeds too deep can all affect the germination process of your turnip seeds. Make sure you are following the sowing and growing instructions correctly to ensure successful germination.
Why are turnip leaves turning yellow?
Yellowing of turnip leaves can be caused by a variety of reasons ranging from a nutrient deficiency to a fungal infection. A manganese deficiency can often result in yellowing of your turnip leaves. Downy mildew and root knot are a few fungal diseases which can also turn the leaves of your plant yellow. Feed your plant with a well balanced fertiliser and spray appropriate medicines whenever you notice any signs of a disease/infection.
Why are my turnip seedlings collapsing?
Turnip seedlings collapse because of a disease called “damping off”. Damping off is a fungal disease that can kill the seedlings. Spray your seedlings with appropriate medicines to avoid damping off.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Belonging to the cruciferous family, the bulbous root of the turnip that is consumed most often is high in nutrition and low in calories. Turnips contain dietary nitrates which can help in reducing blood pressure. Because of the high fibre content present in turnips, consuming turnips can help in relieving colon problems. Apart from promoting digestive health, high fibre content in turnips can also help you stay full for longer and aid in your weight loss journey.
One cup of raw turnip contains as little as 36.4 calories. Apart from below very low in calories, turnip is rich in dietary fibre which comes with a lot of health benefits. Turnips are full of vitamins like vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folateand minerals like Calcium, manganese, phosphorous and potassium.
1.Turnip is being cultivated for over 4000 years.
2.There are over 30 varieties of turnips.
3.The heaviest turnip grown by Scott and Mardie Robb ( USA), weighed a whooping 17.7 kg (39 lb 3 oz).
Turnip needs full sunlight to grow.
Water your potted turnip every alternate day in winter.
Turnip seeds can be sown throughout the year.
Regionally in India, Turnip is also known as Shalgam, Salgam, Olkopi, Tarnip.
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