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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject: Turnips flowerIng Reply with quote

Hi all I planted turnips a month ago and some of them are starting to flower. Should I nip off the flowering shoots are leave them alone?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if your turnips are flowering now they have bolted and will not produce an edible bulb. You sowed the seed far too early. While the temperatures were alright for germination the temperatures were not right for growth, though we did have warm weather. The day length may not have been long enough for them or they may have been a main crop variety rather than an early variety. You are still on time to sow main crop turnips.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michael
thanks for info i bought plants in the garden centre so presumed it was the right time to plant them. i will try again with seeds.
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