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Growing turnips and rutabagas

publication date: Aug 1, 2011
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TurnipsTurnips and rutabagas are reliable root vegetables in the brassica family. Traditionally grown as winter storage vegetables, they are now also available in gourmet varieties, to be eaten small, young and tender.
A cool-weather crop which has no trouble germinating at high temperatures, turnips do best in much of the U.S. as a fall crop, or a quick early spring crop. In colder areas, sow turnips in spring and harvest in fall.

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