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10-24-2009, 08:07 AM
I received some turnips yesterday. Some are tiny & I was told these can be used as bulbs. Do I cut these up, when do I plant them? They are at least $1.00 each here.
NC is a huge farm area but everything is expensive. Buying things at the farms where it's produced is about 75% more than produce stands who buy local.
10-24-2009, 03:14 PM
wow are you sure they are turnips? ive never heard of planting turnip "bulbs"....but i guess maybe you could...im not sure. i wouldnt cut them up thought, at least not to my knowledge. they arent like potatoes which you can plant a piece of and then they generate a new plant and potatoes at the roots; turnips usually just grow one turnip per plant... but i could be wrong. i always plant from seed, mostly to be able to use the greens because the greens grow really fast. im not sure if a replanted turnip will be able to recover from being torn out of the ground and be able to grow again but i guess you could try it. if you have gardening space you could also plant turnip from seed and use the greens as they grow. i woudl say if these babies grow to use the greens and the greens will keep growing; i find the greens more useful than the turnips. on that note, i have a bunch of BIG turnips and no idea what to do with them. i dont even like them cooked!
10-25-2009, 07:31 AM
I personally have taken a Large Turnip, cut it in Four Pieces, planted the Four pieces and they Grew. I planted it up right. Seeds are Much Cheaper and will grow so fast. If you plalnt a Turnip Slip....it will Grow. If the weather is Hot, you will have to keep it watered and Shaded. I Love to do these Experiments. I call it Painting My Thumb Green........My Lastest Adventure is Orchids and African Violets. The Orchids, I am Growing Outside.........
10-27-2009, 05:31 PM
huh. you planted it in four pieces and it grew, but grew what? did a new turnip grow on the bottom or did greens just grow out the top? or did the piece repair itself into a new turnip?
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