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Turnips ?

I'm volunteering on a farm that has a row
Of turnips that have been in the ground for two months.
Most of the mature turnips have been harvested but
There is a large section that seem bunched together with
Little roots . I'd like to thin the remaining section out to see
If these would get the root to maturity or is it too late for that. Thanks

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Re: Turnips ?

In my experience it is better to thin turnips, beets, carrots, and radishes when they are small to avoid that problem. I have tried to keep them longer but they never grew to full size once their siblings had matured.
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Re: Turnips ?

Thin them. Use the thinnings as greens. Can't say if the remaining will then make a good root, but for sure they will stand a better chance.
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