How to grow... Turnip
Rocket Growing Guides
Turnips are easy to grow and they store well too. They are a great veg for stews and casseroles over the winter months.
- Planting Tips
- Growing advice
- Chef's Corner
The right site
Turnips like a light fertile loam but will grow in most soils.
Can be grown in....
Raised beds are best for growing turnips.
How far apart?
Looking after your plants....
Follow our tips below when growing turnips for the best results.
Watch they don't get waterlogged
In areas of heavy rainfall plant your seedlings in ridges to help with drainage. Otherwise plant on flat ground which has been well worked and consolidated.
Water when it's dry
Water plants well after planting and during periods of dry weather.
You can store them in a cool dark place (in a sand box is best.)
Ways to cook
Add turnips to any casserole or stew, or pop into a root veg soup. It mashes well too.