How to grow... Turnip

Rocket Growing Guides

Sweetbell Turnip

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

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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?

30-40cm apart

Looking after your plants....

Follow our tips below when growing turnips for the best results.


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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.

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Water when it's dry

Water plants well after planting and during periods of dry weather.

Storage Tips

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.