Turnip Seeds Does Not Growing Very Well in Extreme Cold Conditions
Saving and sowing small turnip seeds as a hobby is so fun, convenient, and can even help you grow some of the tastiest varieties for planting from year to year. Turnip seeds can be found most of the year at local farmers' markets and grocery stores, but usually just the traditional red and white varieties. But there is another type of turnip that is much more interesting and rare than the common reds and whites. It's called the Indian turnip or commonly known as "urbani" or "pahari" seed. You don't see many people planting turnips in gardens because they are so difficult to care for.
Indian turnip seeds require special care in order to grow well. They don't like a very dry or hot soil. To make sure that your turnip seeds stay a bit damp, place them in a mixture of water and soil so the amount of water is just right. This is especially true if you are trying to grow them in a garden that is outside and has a well-drained soil with a lot of moisture.
The Indian turnip has a deep, darker green color to its leaves and its trunk. Its leaves also have a stem that is long and straight. It has two sets of aerial roots - one set below the soil surface and the other set of roots grows through the soil. The primary reason that these roots grow into the soil is to anchor the turnip upright. The more roots it has, the more likely it will grow in a trellis or hanging basket style from the roots.
In order to encourage the deep roots to grow, water your turnip plants regularly - about twice a week if possible. This is especially true during the hotter summer months when the sun is at its peak. During cold weather, less watering is necessary. Just don't underestimate the effect that lack of water has on your turnip seeds. When they are exposed to cold temperatures without being watered, the seeds will die - just like any other plant would.
The sun is another important factor in growing your own Turnip plants. While some prefer full sun and six hours of daylight, you should provide your Turnip seeds with about four hours of direct sunlight. Also, be sure to mulch your soil with organic material such as straw or alfalfa if you don't have natural soil. This will help retain moisture, which is critical for Turnip seeds, during the colder months.
Another concern that many people have to grow their own Turnip greens is that they have trouble getting them to grow up. Many people grow them in the same spot year after year and find that their turnips have gone to seed time before they even have the chance to sprout. This can be avoided if you choose the correct climate for your Turnip seeds. If you live in a cold northern area, then you will want to avoid planting in southern temperatures. Conversely, if you live somewhere warmer, you will want to plant in northern temperatures so that your turnip seeds will have the best chance to grow up and produce quality leaves for your salad.
One way to ensure that your turnip seeds are able to grow up to their maximum potential is to choose the proper type of climate for your planting. Most small turnips that are used in salads can survive in temperatures between seventy and eight five degrees Fahrenheit. However, most large turnip varieties, including most ornamental varieties, need temperatures at least ninety degree Fahrenheit to survive. This temperature requirement is derived from the fact that Turnip leaves are small in size. In order for your Turnip plants to grow properly, it is important that you allow enough time for each leaf to develop before harvesting the leaves.
Once the leaves begin to turn brown, they are no longer fit for consumption. If the turnips are not kept in a dry area, the roots may rot which will affect the production of edible leaves. The larger, harder seeds are more likely to survive if you keep them out of an area where it gets very cold during the winter. If you keep the roots of your Turnip seeds dry, they will also be healthier. However, if you plant the seeds in very warm weather, you will likely kill the plant before it has a chance to produce good leaves. If you are looking to save money and get good results, it is best to plant your Turnip seeds in a climate where it does not get very cold, such as in a garden in a warm state.