• DELIVERY INFO: Seed potatoes & onion/shallot sets are now being shipped. Plug plants will be shipped from late April onwards. See FAQs for further info.

Turnip – Sweetbell


Easy to grow and deliciously tasty
These turnip plants grow very quickly, and in just a few weeks you’ll have some lovely, golf-ball sized turnips to harvest! They are a salad type, perfect for grating or slicing finely to add some crunch to summer salads, or throw them into a casserole. Suitable for all UK plots, whether you’re growing in beds or pots, these plug plants make it very easy to grow your own turnips and you will receive a complete growing guide with your delivery.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Sweetbell (organic*)

In the kitchen: Try grating raw turnip into salads, or add to casseroles, stir-fries or roast them up with some olive oil and sea salt.


Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting advice: Plant plugs 30-40cm apart. Protect from slugs, butterflies and pigeons. Harvesting: You should be able to see the root forming in late summer/autumn. Harvest when it reaches the right size.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

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?

30-40cm 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.

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.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our vegetable plug plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plug plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plug plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.