Turnip Seeds and Turnip Greens - How to Grow Green, Sweet Turnip Greens
When I grow my own vegetables, I usually only use one type of seed and a variety of other seeds. So when I grow turnips, I tend to grow just a few types. This article is about a few of my favorite, easy growing, low maintenance turnip seeds. They are hardy perennial vegetables that taste great and are easy to grow. They are ideal for growing in hanging baskets, in front of your home, in raised beds or outside on your patio.
These are some of my favorite non-gmo turnip varieties. Purple Top is full of vitamin C, which helps to ward off colds and viruses. It has a mild sweet taste and is a good choice for salads. The yellow or red varieties are full of vitamin A and C. The green varieties are full of beta carotene and iron. This variety is great for helping with eye problems and is good for cooking, especially for the seasoning of soups and stews.
Turnip leaves can be eaten raw or sauteed and sprinkled over dishes for a wonderful flavor. They are also wonderful for making stock, adding to sauces and curries and for pickling. The yellow or red turnip varieties are full of iron and vitamin C. The green turnip varieties, often called the purple turnip, is full of beta carotene and iron. This variety is considered a good choice for increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables. The seven top turnip seeds are thought to have strong edible qualities that add to the flavor of vegetables.
Some of these plant turnip seeds are very small, making them easier to sprout. However, some plants take much longer to germinate than others and the smaller seeds are usually easier to germinate. This makes a difference when using the seven top turnip seeds. Some of these seeds are so small, they will need to be started indoors and nurtured on a windowsill or plant in a wooden container. Some people like to start them outside in a small tray and bring them indoors for the winter.
When choosing the seeds to plant, you should choose ones that have a high chance of germination. The reason you want seeds that will germinate quickly is because you don't want to wait until the summer to get them started. In order to grow best in cool season, plant seeds that will go into dormancy in the coldest months of winter. Planting them in hot months will prevent them from going to seed and you'll have them in your garden when the warm months start.
If you plant seeds and crops that are meant to grow in cool seasons, like turnips, daffodils, peas, and beans, they will do well under the shade of a large palm tree. Turnip plants love a good watering so make sure you water them thoroughly after purchase. Most seeds and plants that are meant to grow best in cooler seasons do well if you give them enough water. If you over-water them, you may find your turnips turning brown prematurely.
If you're going to grow seven top turnip plants, make sure you water them at least twice a day, especially during the hot summer months. You should water them all throughout the day but especially after they've finished growing. It's best to water them while they're still wet, but not saturated. Overwatering them can cause them to wilt. Once you've watered your seven top rapa seeds, they'll begin to show signs of green growth; this means they're about to produce leaves.
The leaves on your turnip greens will be small and purple-black, almost as if they're being sprayed with a dark pigment. The leaves won't be hard and crunchy, but instead, they'll be soft and sweet. When the turnip plants have produced the first set of leaves, it's time to fertilize them. Fertilizing your rapa and seedling plants when they're still green will keep them growing and flourishing and allow them to produce sweet, succulent green leaves. You can purchase fertilizer online or in a number of local garden stores; however, it's always better to buy them in bulk since the quantities are much larger.