26 Review (s)

  1. OOO "Sad"

    Many summer residents completely stopped putting their turnips on their plots. But in vain, because this primordially Russian vegetable was widely consumed in Russia before the widespread distribution of potatoes. My grandfather told me that earlier a disaster was a crop failure. Surprisingly, learn about the turnip only from a fairy tale.
    Turnip is a rather unpretentious culture, but in August, when the fruits are gaining strength, one should not forget about abundant watering, otherwise the root crops will grow small, and besides they will be bitter. If we need strong, large and tasty fruits, surface watering will not work, we must completely soak the soil with water.

    Summer crop turnips for winter storage I feed a couple of times. You can use ash for this. Thinning is also regular, since turnip seeds are very small and fruits can turn out a lot, but if not thin, the fruits will be small. The first time I thin the planting right after the shoots, then every two weeks. The final distance between the plants does not less than 10 cm. I make sure that the soil remains loose, because too hard soil deforms the fruit, changing their taste not for the better.

    From pests, especially fleas, I use ash and dry mustard, they also fertilize the earth. I harvest the summer turnip when the fruits reach about 8 cm in diameter. And the winter one - I clean it completely for storage in one sitting, immediately cutting off the tops so that the nutrients do not go into it. In winter, turnip is well stored at temperatures from 0 to 1 degree heat, the optimum humidity is 90-95%.
    Dmitry Petrovich HARCHEVKIN, Bryansk

  2. Marina TREFOLEVA, Omsk

    Many people put their turnips on trial, but then they are disappointed in it, because root crops grow bitter. However, my dear, this is completely the fault of the gardener, not of culture. With proper care turnip will be sweet and tasty.
    Fray under turnips do in the sun, but there, where previously did not grow cruciferous. Soil from the autumn dig and insert into it a half-liter can of wood ash at 1 sq. M. m. But do not bring manure! When turnip spring up, dilute it.

    And then weed regularly. Culture does not like closeness. Seed the seedbed and water more often. From the lack of moisture in the root crops, just the bitterness appears. In especially hot days at noon, prune plants with gauze or newspapers.

  3. Polina Galkina, Lipetsk

    There was a time when turnip at me grew clumsy and unsweetened, but now I know that to get delicious root crops it needs to be watered and loosened more often, especially if the soil is dense.

    We simply peel the ripened turnip, cut into slices and chew. I also add it to vegetable stew and cereal. All relatives eat and ask for supplements. I’m glad because turnip is a very healthy vegetable. Moreover, it can be used not only for food, but also as a cosmetic product. For example, I make such a mask from turnips. I clean the root crop, cut into slices, chop in a blender, then add
    1 st. l. olive oil and carrot juice. Evenly put on the face, and after 20 min. I wash off with warm water. The skin becomes more gentle than the tender one!
    Very good turnip for hair. For the preparation of nutrient I take 4 st. l. juice turnips, 1 art. l. burdock oil and 1 tsp. juice, squeezed from onions. I mix everything and rub it into the roots of my hair. I wrap my head in a plastic bag, and I wind the towel from above. So I go for half an hour, and then I wash my head twice with shampoo. After such rubbing, the hair begins to grow much faster and become shiny and thick.

  4. Marina KORNILOVA, Pskov

    The year before last, my mother planted turnips - grown very tasty, sweet, juicy. Last year, I also decided to sow the same variety. And what do you think? I have grown normal-looking root crops, well, maybe a little smaller than my mother, but completely tasteless. Why did this happen? What affects the taste of turnips?

    • OOO "Sad"

      To get delicious root crops, it is not enough just to sow seeds. Several agrotechnical requirements must be observed. First, the soil must be fertile, with a neutral reaction, since turnip grows well on light sandy and unoxidized soils.
      Secondly, the optimum temperature for growing turnips is 15-18 °, so you need to sow turnips quite early.

      At a higher temperature, the root crops coarsen and lose their taste. Thirdly, watering should be regular, as with a lack of moisture, root crops become hard, acquire bitterness and an unpleasant smell. In the fourth place, turnip well responds to moderate fertilizing with humus and fertilizers with magnesium and boron. The latter affect the sugar content of root crops. In addition, it is necessary to thin out the crops, in time to treat them from pests and diseases

  5. Anna RYABINNIKOVA, Lipetsk

    turnip I grow 2 varieties - Granddaughter and Glasha. Both varieties are early ripe, but perfectly stored. The main thing is to observe the timing of sowing. To eat turnips in July, I sow it at the very beginning of May (later in the cold spring). For winter storage I spend crops in mid-July. This vegetable is unpretentious, it is enough to water plantings on time and feed them 1-2 times per season.

    It is important not to overdo it with nitrogen - with an excess of it, root crops become tasteless and poorly stored. If you are too lazy to sow turnips twice, I recommend simultaneously sowing early and mid-season turnip varieties at the same time at the end of May. Very good, for example, mid-season grade Petrovskaya-1. His root crops are sweet, perfectly stored. Just do not miss the landing site. The sun and loose soil are the main conditions for obtaining tasty root crops.

  6. Polina GRACHEVA, Saint-Petersburg

    With age, I had to give up trips to the dacha, but the desire for gardening remained.
    Now I have retrained for home gardening: I grow flowers, onion, garlic, dill and turnips on the greens on the balcony.

    Yes, turnip primarily interests me in the tops, as it contains a lot of calcium in an easy-to-digest form. Is it necessary to say how important it is for the elderly to strengthen bones! I prefer the precocious variety Geisha - it grows quickly and its leaves are soft, almost without pubescence, very tasty. First, I bring the boxes with the ground home and at the end of April I sow seeds in the warm earth. After a couple of days, I take out the boxes on the balcony. In case of sudden cold weather I wrap the boxes with foil. Shortly after emergence, I cut them with tweezers, leaving 2 cm between the plants. When the seedlings get stronger and release the 2nd real leaf, I thin out again. After that I feed with light infusion of chicken manure (I buy in a fertilizer store).

    I keep the soil moist, but at the bottom of the boxes there is a layer of expanded clay, so the water does not stagnate. I begin to harvest in a month, plucking 1-2 leaves from each plant. Thanks to this, turnips have new leaves, so the fresh green season lasts for almost 2 months. By mid-July, I finally cleaned the turnip. By the way, root vegetables the size of a walnut still grow!

  7. Anna GORYACHEVA, Ulyanovsk

    Last year, I planted a turnip in the middle of May. Virtually no harvest. At first all the shoots were eaten by some pest, and those few plants; who survived, also failed. Some went into the shooter, the other root crops were empty. What did I do wrong?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Crops of all cruciferous plants (cabbage, turnip, radish, radish) suffer from a number of pests. The most malicious and common - cruciferous flea. Therefore, immediately after emergence, pollinate the plants with ash and (or) treat them with insecticides.
      The reasons for leaving turnip in the arrow may be several. Firstly, it is a heavy, clay cold soil. Secondly, too early sowing, especially in cold and dry years (such weather and stood all May and June). Dry and hot weather can also cause flowering turnips. Thirdly, the thickened sowings
      can also cause an increase in the number of flowered plants. In the northern regions, flowering often causes too long daylight hours, so it makes sense to sow turnips in 2 periods: 1st - in late April - early May; 2nd - when daylight hours decline, in early or mid-July.
      The reason for hollowness in turnip is often the introduction of fresh, untranslated manure and a lack of moisture in the soil. When planting in the 2 half of the summer, it is important to adjust the timing so that the root crops have time to form before the first frost, otherwise the turnip will be bitter and hollow.

  8. Family STEPANENKO, Lipetsk

    We sow turnips twice: for winter storage - in June, and to eat in summer - in early spring, as soon as strong night frosts stop and the beds completely thaw. Turnip seeds germinate already at a temperature of 3-5 °, and seedlings easily tolerate cooling and even snow suddenly fell. It is only better to cover the bed with lutrasil when returning winter, so that the tender shoots do not freeze into the ice.

    We prepare a bed for spring sowing in the fall. It is important that radish, cabbage, radish, daikon and other cruciferous plants do not grow on it in the previous year or two. The best predecessors are cucumbers and tomatoes. We deeply dig a bed, we make on 1 sq. m in a bucket of humus, compost and a handful of complex mineral fertilizers. In the spring, we loosen the bed and abundantly fill the top layer with ash - this will reduce the acidity of the soil, enrich it with potassium and serve as protection against the cruciferous flea.
    In the spring we sow varieties of early ripening. One of the earliest varieties we grow is Glasha. Root crops reach marketable size already in 40-45 days after emergence of seedlings. If you sow it at the end of April, then at the end of May you can already harvest, and occupy the vacant garden with other vegetables.

    We very much like the variety Petrovskaya. The roots of this good old variety flattened, with yellow flesh, are ideal for extinguishing.
    We also plant a white turnip Geisha. It tastes like radish, and also has a very delicate tops, which we add to salads.

  9. Nikolay ERMIKOV, Bryansk

    Modern life is a constant stress, which often negatively affects the sexual health of men.

    But in the old days there were practically no problems with potency. Not the least role played food. In particular, the steamed turnip that was on every table. Today, followers of traditional medicine popular is a recipe based on turnip to increase potency. We need to take a few small cleaned turnips (300-400 g), cut them into pieces, pour the cow's milk and put them in the oven.

    Tomit to readiness. When it has cooled down, add 150 ml of freshly squeezed carrot juice and 1 a. l. honey. Stir well. The resulting mixture is taken by 100 g twice a day for half an hour before meals. Such treatment should be continued until the problem disappears. In addition, I advise eating more spinach.

  10. Natalia GORCHAKOVA, the city of Kostroma

    Sotka of turnips
    My grandfather told me that in the old days in the villages "rifles" of turnips were very valued. it
    people who walked through the manors and helped the owners for a certain reward to plant a turnip, picking up seeds in their mouths and skillfully spitting them one by one into the soil. It is also interesting that the turnips were not planted earlier with beds, but with a hundred square meters. This was the second most valuable culture after potatoes.
    Today, the profession of the "spittoon" is forgotten, and turnip itself. Cultivated by a few, and if grown, they often do not observe the agrotechnics of this culture. Then they wonder why she grew up dry and stiff. Such turnip becomes, if you do not comply with the irrigation regime.
    Watering planting should be a little bit every other day, when the moisture evaporates less from the surface of the earth. If it is too late to harvest the harvest, juiciness and sweets from turnip should not be expected. Ideally, the root crop should not exceed 5-6 in diameter. The taste of the root can also deteriorate if you use chemicals in the process of growth, say, to fight with earthen fleas, which are so fond of tender turnip leaves.
    The sweetness of turnip largely depends on the chosen variety. I usually sow Petrovskaya 1 and Geisha. The first love for juiciness and sweetness, and the second one can use for food and root, and delicate greens.

  11. Emma PETROVA city Yelets

    Many modern summer residents and villagers know about such a vegetable as turnip only from the fairy tale "Repka".

    Nevertheless, this same turnip is a storehouse of various nutrients. It has vitamins and provitamins, salts of potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, trace elements ... And to grow this vegetable, as they say, is easier than steamed turnips. In my garden I grow it as a second crop after harvesting onions and winter garlic. I don’t chase varieties. I am quite happy with the mid-season old Russian variety Petrovskaya-1. which has been grown in the middle lane for over 60 years. Root crops of this variety are flat and rounded flat, weighing up to 300 g, with yellow flesh. And grow 60-70 days after sowing.
    After harvesting onions at the end of the second decade of July, I immediately prepare the soil for sowing turnips. I bring in 1 m rows 40-50 g nitrofoski and 0.5 l wood ash. I dig a row of garden forks.

    Seeds are sown every 7-10 cm into shallow (3-5 cm) grooves, the bottom of which is well shed with water and compacted with a wooden block. Aisles - 40 cm. I sprinkle the crops with a very thin layer of soil (0,5 cm). I install arches and cover with lutrasil. Under this shelter turnip grows to the formation of a root crop.
    Against fleas, seedlings are dusted with a mixture of tobacco dust and ash. I pour from the watering can directly through the shelter. In the first days of October, before frosts, I harvest the roots.
    Turnip eat and just sliced ​​pieces, and make from it a delicious soup-puree.

    Boiled soup with potatoes and cabbage

    Boil in salted water separately turnip (2 pcs.). potatoes (4-6 pcs.), and cabbage (gram 300). We throw it back in a colander, after which the vegetables are pierced with a blender (or they can simply be rubbed with tolka for potatoes).

    To get the desired consistency, add a little vegetable broth. Then we put in cream puree sour cream (100 g) and already in a plate - dried crackers dried from white bread (as much as you like). Salt to taste.
    Nikolay PONKRATOV, a gardener with experience

  12. Inna VOSKOLSKAYA, Saint-Petersburg

    Turnip for early harvest must be sown under the winter. The plant is cold-resistant, so in spring it is not afraid of insufficiently warmed earth and nocturnal frosts.
    Seeds that have been planted since autumn will determine when it's time to get through. Usually it takes place a week or two before the mass yield of cruciferous flea, which, as is known, is the main scourge of young turnips. By the time when the flea becomes particularly active, the shoots already have time to grow stronger and become nonspecifically interesting to the pest. And if the bed is additionally covered with non-woven material, the shoots will be reliably protected from fleas and from cold.
    Varieties for sowing for winter are preferable early maturing: the Golden Globe, Snow White, May Yellow, the old proven Petrovskaya. The site needs to be thoroughly digged in the autumn and made according to 1 art. l. Ammonium nitrate and superphosphate at 1 sq. m. m. On the prepared bed cut the grooves and leave everything before the onset of frost.
    The sowing should be done when the colds become stable (sometimes it happens only in December), otherwise the seeds can sprout and die in thaws. If snow fell, it should be truncated from the grooves, and the seeds should be sown quite densely and covered with a mixture of loose earth with sand and peat.
    Be sure to sprinkle beds with turnip ashes, it will be both fertilizer and pest protection. Repeated dusting with ashes should be carried out as soon as the snow comes down, and after the appearance of the first shoots.

  13. Anna S. Potapova, Ryazan

    The young tops of turnips and rutabaga, in spite of the old fairy tale about tops and roots, are edible and tasty. You can put it in fresh form in salads, along with any other leafy greens, you can send it to green soup, beetroot, botvy. But usually the leaves are badly damaged by pests and therefore not very attractive. But rabbits, goats. cows and other domestic living creatures appearance
    feed does not bother at all, and they with great pleasure eat both the tops and root crops.
    For growing on feed, it is better to pay attention to fodder varieties of trout, turnips, and kuusik. The plant can be fed to the animal fresh, it can be prepared for the winter, dried or in the form of silage. Root crops are perfectly preserved until spring, when cattle lack especially succulent fodder.

  14. Ilya

    To turn and turnips juicy and sweet, you need to follow the rules.
    • The earth must be loose to a great depth, thoroughly dug up.
    • Turnip is better at sandy soils, rutabaga - on loams. The rutabaga is planted in ridges or lateral bevels of ridges.
    • Under no circumstances should you place fresh organic matter under the roots, especially manure! It is possible to bring in the autumn completely composted compost or planted in beds where fertilizers were introduced a year earlier. The best predecessors: cucumbers, zucchini, legumes. • Plants need space. When sowing the soil, the seeds are mixed with sand and ash. Sow a string method at a distance of 25-30 cm to the beds and one line in the furrow ridges. After spend 2 thinning. After 2 weeks in the bundle, 1-2 plants are left.
    • A couple of days after planting, before emergence, the beds are powdered with a mixture of ash and lime from the cruciferous flea and the keel.
    • Turnips and rutabaga love moisture. In the dry summer they must be watered abundantly and constantly loosen the land in the inter-row.
    • Feeding with manure infusion is done twice: before 2 th thinning and when the leaves of adjacent rows begin to close. In the first feeding add boric acid (10 g per 10l), in the second - Ost salt. l. on 10l).
    • For summer consumption, root vegetables are selected as medium. Late-ripening varieties and vegetables of the 2 th wave of sowing can be allowed to grow large and leave in the soil until frost.

  15. Ilya

    Turnip and rutabaga belong to the cruciferous family. Under normal conditions, the plants have an 2-year cycle of development: in 1-th year, a rosette of leaves and a fleshy root crop are formed, in 2-th from the root crop, leaves and flower sprouts again grow.
    The flowers are medium-sized, they consist of four cross-shaped petals - hence the name of the family. By the end of summer, pods with fruits develop from flowers. Cruciferous plants are easily pollinated by any nearby cultural and wild relatives, therefore it is difficult to maintain varietal purity in summer cottages.
    It happens that plants strive to bloom and in 1 th year of life. Most often provokes them
    too long daylight hours. This happens when growing southern varieties in the north or when planting in late May and early June. Therefore, the sowing of early varieties of turnip and rutabaga is carried out in 2 terms: in April - early May - for summer use and in July - for winter storage.
    But it is better to store late varieties for storage. They accumulate more sugars and dry substances, differ in good leavessness, taste better with heat treatment, practically do not bitter. They sow in the spring, sometimes right into the ground, sometimes in the dug-outs for seedlings.
    Seedling method allows you to protect the tender shoots from the cruciferous flea, and the transfer of the trouser carries well.

  16. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Historians have reliably established that turnip was cultivated for several millennia before our era. The wild ancestors of turnip are found in the regions of both the Mediterranean and the North Seas, so there were probably several centers for introducing it into the culture. 8 as a daily dish stewed turnip served to the table in ancient Greece, in ancient Rome, in German principalities, in Scandinavian villages. Turnip cultivation has also been cultivated since the spread of land cultivation in Eastern European lands.
    Over the millennia of history, many varieties of turnips with a round, flat and elongated form of root crop, as well as unusual gray, violet, black and other varieties have been introduced. Far from all have reached the present day. However, in recent decades interest in turnip has increased, and now many new varieties have appeared.
    More recently, by historical standards, only 200 years ago, rutabaga - one of the turnip hybrids with cabbage - came into use. At first it was called fodder or Swedish turnip. Rutabaga is very similar to turnips, but grows larger, better maintains nutritional value during storage, table varieties have a milder taste.

  17. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    The high content of starch in the products, of course, is important for the hard-working peasants, but now most of the townspeople are very interested in reducing the calorie content of their diet.
    And then it's time to remember about the turnips and the trousers. In contrast to radishes, radishes, daikon, etc., they are suitable for heat treatment. The taste of boiled and stewed root vegetables, especially in vegetable stews and soups, practically does not differ from potatoes. In root crops, there is much more dietary fiber than in potatoes, which has a beneficial effect on digestion. At heat treatment, the mustard oil contained in the turnip and the trout is partially destroyed, hot dishes are obtained without bitterness and do not irritate the gastrointestinal tract.
    The main thing is that because of the low carbohydrate content, turnips and swede can be included in the diet of patients with diabetes and obesity. The oldest turnip dish - steamed - is still heard by phraseologism "simpler than steamed turnip". And the Russian oven, in which this dish is cooked, will be successfully replaced by a slow cooker. If you want to cook something interesting, just open any cookbook: rutabaga soup, turnip spicy, stuffed ... The choice is huge!

  18. Valentina SAFRONOVA, Kaluga Region

    How not to indulge your beloved granddaughters with a sweet turnip! I grow it from spring to autumn. And if summer varieties are sometimes thrown out by arrows, then "winter" does not bring such unpleasant surprises.
    In our village, from time immemorial, they have planted turnips for storage on Peter's Day - July 12. I do the same. I try different varieties each time, of the last I liked Orbit, Petrovskaya 1, Comet and the Moon. Turnip seeds are small, it is inconvenient to sow, so the seedlings are like a brush. So as soon as 1-2 seedlings appear in the seedlings, I immediately thin out them. But I do it in several steps. First, thin out so that the seedlings do not interfere with each other to grow, but at the same time stayed close enough and did not allow the weeds to germinate.
    After a month I repeat the thinning, leaving 8-10 between the plants. See that they do not wilt and have time to recover, I do it later in the evening, I slightly water the soil.
    By the way, turnip very fond of water. Because of a lack of moisture, its roots become rusty, become hard, so I plant the plant regularly. And also, so that the "winter" turnip grows better, at the beginning and at the end of August I feed it. For this, in 10 l of water, I dissolve 20 g of ammonium nitrate and 15 g of superphosphate and potassium chloride. I harvest harvest in the first decade of September.

  19. Elena AFANASYEVA, Krasnokamsk, Perm Region

    Let there always be a turnip!
    In the old days, turnips were valued very highly. Today, it is almost squeezed out of our diet. It's a pity. Turnip is very useful, especially for children: it is used to prevent rickets, blood and bone diseases. Juice of freshly squeezed root vegetables with a small amount of sugar is an excellent remedy for scurvy and periodontal disease. Turnip promotes the assimilation of food, and also improves vision.
    Of the many varieties of turnips, I prefer the Geisha variety. Root crops of this variety are smooth, rounded and very tasty. Turnip is unpretentious culture. It grows well in our harsh climate and gives good crops.
    In addition to root crops, I also use turnip leaves (in Geisha they are very tender, since the variety refers to salad). Juice, prepared from leaves, perfectly strengthens teeth. It can be drunk both in pure form, and in a mixture with other juices.

  20. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    A young turnip appears on my table already in the first half of the summer. Her
    You can boil, steam and even fry in vegetable oil. But my grandson prefers to gnaw it raw, like an apple. And no wonder - at this time there are still a few fresh vitamins, and they are necessary for the children's body.
    To get an early crop of turnip, I've been preparing the beds since autumn. In October, at a depth of 40-50, I lay fresh manure. In the spring with the first heat, the land on the garden warms up faster. So by the middle of April you can start sowing.
    First, disinfect the seeds in hot (50 °) water for 30 min. Immediately before planting, I make grooves with depth
    2-3 cm and water them with hot water to add soil to heat. Seyu rows, not densely, at a distance of 25 cm in the aisles and 10 cm between future plants. Then I straighten the groove and compact the soil a little.
    Caring for turnips is simple. After the first shoots appear, it is useful to powder them with wood ash. Garden pests dislike her very much. It is necessary to loosen the earth in the aisles and weed out weeds. After the May holidays, once a season, I spend watering with boron top dressing (in a bucket of water - 0,5 tsp. Boric acid dissolved in a glass of water).
    To turn the turnip not bitter, the soil should not dry out. So regular watering is mandatory!

  21. Anna GOROKHOVA, Novgorod Region

    In fairy tales, turnip is always called sweet. But the first attempts at growing turnips brought me disappointment: root crops to taste not far from the radish - bitter, with rough flesh. I had to admit that growing turnips requires knowledge.
    Choose the right varieties: Many early ripening varieties of turnip {White night. Geisha, Snow White, Karelian) to taste like radish, they are a bit stinging. Neutral taste in varieties White ball, Snow Maiden, Moon. A pronounced sweet taste in old varieties Petrovskaya, in new varieties Granddaughter, Golden Ball.
    Like all root crops, turnip does not tolerate manure, even partially rotted, - root crops will grow ugly, tasteless. It is better to add humus with the addition of ash.
    shchka yes it is strong!
    You can not plant a turnip on the beds, where before that other cruciferous (radish, cabbage) or root vegetables grew. But with the current joint plantings with cabbage, the taste of turnip improves.
    Turnip prefers cool. The optimum temperature for growing turnips is 15-18 °. At higher temperatures, root crops quickly coarse. When the summer is hot, you should not do the second, July sowing.
    Turnip is a water chowder. Water it often and plentifully, especially at the beginning of the formation of root crops.
    Purge the crops. To form a large root, you need a place, so keep the distance between plants at least 10 cm. Also do not over-harvest in the ground.

  22. Nina Alexandrovna

    I remove the turnip from the garden in advance, before the onset of frost. Carefully dig out, cut off the central long root (somewhere on 1 / 3) and cut off the leaves at the base. Prepared in this way turnip stored longer. Still growing a radish. Here it can be left in the garden for a long time, it is not a little cold to it. The main thing is to not freeze. Usually a month before cleaning I loosen the radish from side to side right on the bed. So the roots are larger.

  23. Irina Latushkina, Pskov

    Always allocate in the garden garden bed for turnips. In my family she is very fond of: put in salads or eat separately, watering with oil. Turnip planted on open or slightly shaded areas. Since autumn, I bring organic substances and a little wood ash to lower the acidity of the soil. Seeds are sown when warm weather is established. Sometimes I sow crops and in the beginning of summer. This turnip is not very dense. When 3-4 real leaves appear on the shoots, I thin the planting so that between the plants there was somewhere 5 cm. After a couple of weeks I repeat the procedure: I delete the diseased and poorly developed specimens, leaving 10 between the plants. I sprinkle the plantings with wood ash.
    When turnips are actively growing and root crops are forming, I water them a couple of times a week. At first, for 1 square. I spend about 5 liters of water, subsequently - 3-4. Turnip does not need a large amount of fertilizer, so for the season I spend only one top dressing with horse manure.
    I start harvesting when the diameter of root crops reaches 8-10 cm. If they are larger, they will become stiff. The "spring" turnip reaches the desired J size by mid-summer, and the one that planted in June is in the fall.
    Dry the roots, I put them in the basement. There they can be stored for a long time.

  24. Tatyana BABINTSEVA, Veliky Novgorod

    7 secrets of delicious turnips
    It's a sin to complain to me, it always grows strong and delicious! And why? Yes, because I know that turnip likes.
    Repa needs sunlight And space, otherwise root crops will grow small.
    Due to lack of moisture, root crops have a bitter aftertaste. The first time after planting, the plant will need 8-10 liters of water per 1 sq. Km. m, and when it begins to ripen - up to 12 liters. In not too hot summers you can water 1-2 times a week.
    Turnip needs complex fertilizers. After the emergence of shoots, the plant must be fed every 10 days. Take 10 g of potassium chloride, double superphosphate and ammonium nitrate on an 1 bucket of water. Organic fertilizers are needed only in autumn or spring for summer planting.
    If there is no humus, it is worthwhile to fertilize with ashes. Manure needs to be used little by little so that root crops do not become fibrous from excess nitrogen.
    When the shoots grow, you need to remove the weak, undeveloped plants, send them to the compost, and between the remaining, the strongest, leave the distance about 7-10, see.
    To protect the turnip from cabbage fly, weevil, aphids, cruciferous fleas, it is necessary to pollinate the plant with a mixture of ash with tobacco dust (1: 1), mustard or pepper.
    The harvest should be cleaned as soon as the turnip reaches a diameter of 3-4 cm, the overgrown root crop is not so delicious. To turn the turnip well, you must cut the tops of the root crops and put them in boxes, pouring a thin layer of sand (2-4 cm).


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