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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Turnip Left Too Long? Reply with quote

I decided to pull one of my turnips today...im not sure if i timed it right..they are round turnip(ball turnip like the round carotts)..i assume they are supposed to be small? anyway i pulled it and it looks strange...can anyone clarify if i have left it too long in the ground? they were planted on april 7th. I have 4 more planted and they look to be a lot smaller...should i pull them or leave them?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another pic


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and here's the last


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just chopped the leaves and root away..and i have to say it stinks! bad! i think its rotten..someone please clarify!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, by the look of it I'd say dump it, but the leaves are edible - see the recipie drop sectio of the forum
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the advice...i did indeed dump it! having peeled it and had a good look at it my hands are stinking! its very strange. Im gona do some research tonight and then pull another one tomorrow. i'll let you know how it goes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like a late but severe attack of cabbage root fly, it is not "finger and toe" but not sure what is causing bad smell. You are still on time to sow another crop of turnips.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for the help...I decided to pull the rest of my turnip this morning...i chopped them them up for a closer look..


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rotten!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty sad!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guy's im wondering if my other crops which are planted along side the turnip will be effected? I had the turnip beside leeks,spring onion and baby carrotts...am i going to lose everything?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go to nemo.ie and order now, dose, and hope for the best. Shotgun style, but in my honest opinion its better to try and take all parasites out.

Its what I will be doing tomorrow, pulled 3 Milan purple top turnips early to do Caldo Verdi, and the roots were damaged, found one insect on them, kind of an orange subteranian caterpillar.

Tomorrow the nematodes go in again

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...I have to stress i dont know what i should do. i really have no clue.

Is there anything i can buy from my local DIY centre that will work? Im really annoyed. Im thinking of just completely emptying he planter.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also....can i use this soil in the future? or should i just spread it around the garden...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My best guess would be to leave the soil in place and hit it with supernemo.

Spreading the soil would distribute whatever pest did the damage

You can get direct from www.nemo.ie

or

Jounstown Garden Centre

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/supernemo-nematodes/supernemopd.aspx

I just wrote about it at the blog, and hope that in 48 hours there will have been a massacre of wire worms.

Also - see the following link on the forum

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