Turnip seed is a medicinal item in Valheim. It is also referred as "turnip top", "wild oats" or "turnip stem". Turnip seeds may be located at the Swampland by harvesting their natural flowers. This is the best time to enjoy the wild flowers of the Valheim forest. Several varieties of wild turnips are gathered by the locals of the forest and are dried, smoked and used for various medicines.
The wild turnip seeds should be sown in wet soil. They need to be covered in lime and kept in warm weather. Harvesting for three months prior to the start of the harvests is advisable. The seeds should be harvested every 60 days for maximum yield. Turnip varieties like the Sugar, Red Sleigh, Red Wren, Queen Anne's Lace and White Spotted turnip seeds and the Golden Delicious varieties are used for the preparation of different medicines.
There are different techniques for sowing and harvesting the turnip seeds. Some of the techniques are illustrated below. Some of the common types of plants which yield turnips are mentioned below.
White Turnips: The white turnips grow in late summer and early fall. Harvesting for seven top turnip seeds is recommended. In some varieties the entire plant may be eaten while others may only be washed and steam cleaned. Some of the varieties like the White Spotted turnips grow in the wet climate and need to be handpicked.
Red Turnips: The red turnips grow in the late summer and early fall. Harvesting for these turnips should be done when they are approximately four to five inches high. The red turnips are easy to prepare. Just pick them from the ground and let them dry. After the drying period, they can easily be planted.
Blue Wok Chunks: This variety of greens is called blue wok because of its dark green color and large size of the leaves. Harvesting for these leaves is also recommended in late summer or fall. Harvesting for around forty days is recommended. The small size and dark green color of this variety of turnips make it easier to recognize them.
Dried Baby Turnips: This variety of greens can be identified easily by their large size and the greenish-brown color of the leaves. It is recommended to harvest these leaves from the ground after they are approximately two to three inches in diameter. The baby turnips grow well in cool weather and therefore sowing turnip seeds directly to the seed bed is recommended. Once the plant starts to flower, the plants grow rapidly and blooms a few times during the season.
Now you know about the seven top turnip varieties. Sow your turnips in early spring when the temperature is warm. Harvest them during cool weather so that the quality of the leaves does not decline.
You should pick up the normal quality leaves from your garden. Do not pick out the damaged or broken leaves as you do with other green leaf varieties. Keep your eyes open for any unusual color or shape. If you see any such turnip seeds, discard them immediately without wasting even a single minute.
When you have found the variety you want, go through the instructions provided by the seed. Do not start the seeds indoors. Instead, plant the turnips in an area where there are direct sunlight and good drainage. There are many varieties of turnips. You can choose the one that is best suited for your garden and the soil type.
It is important that the seeds germinate and sprout quickly. You should ensure adequate warmth and moisture for the seeds. If you allow the seeds to dry up, there is a possibility that they will wither and die. In order to ensure that the seeds sprout timely, it is best to plant them in a sunny area.
It is also important to water the turnip seeds often. Irrigation should be done just after the plant has sprouted for the first time. Watering them later can make the turnip seeds wilt. If you are going to harvest the leaves in the autumn, it is recommended that you water the leaves well before harvesting.