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Post by jkandg » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:07 pm

Is it too late to plant Turnips in Northen Shenandoah Valley

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Re: Turnips

Post by lorijones » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:25 pm

Most people recommend that a fall crop of turnips be planted about 60-70 days before the first frost so it may be a little late. That being said, Mark Viette planted winter lettuce, spinach, beets, daikon radish, kohlrabi, rutabaga, and turnips as a fall cover crop in early to mid September and they did pretty well. I suppose it's worth a try to plant turnips now. You can always mulch them and protect them from the first few frosts. Once they produce the bulbs, you can harvest them all winter if they are mulched to protect the ground around them from freezing.

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