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Planting turnips and rutabagas

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Planting turnips and rutabagas

Post  donnie289 on 5/14/2014, 4:50 pm

How many of these can you plant in one square foot?
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Re: Planting turnips and rutabagas

Post  camprn on 5/15/2014, 6:39 am

donnie289 wrote:How many of these can you plant in one square foot?
turnips I think are 4 per square but watch your overall spacing and positioning from square to square.

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Post  walshevak on 5/15/2014, 8:41 am

Since I prefer the greens to the roots, I plant my turnips 8 to a square and harvest the leaves - cut and come again.  If I decide to let some roots grow I just completely cut down a plant or 3 to give its neighbors more room.

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Re: Planting turnips and rutabagas

Post  twodaend on 5/15/2014, 12:59 pm

Since I only plant turnips for their leaves, I plant 9 per square. I like the leaves when they are medium to medium-large in size so I cut from the outside and return when the next set of leaves have reached my desired size. However, do be mindful of neighboring squares as you may have some overlap. I tend to plant single items next to densely populated squares such as collards or mustard greens as they both are 1 per square.
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