This turnip was planted from seed in April. It was in the ground about six months. I did thin my turnips well in the spring, so it had room to grow. I had no idea they would get so large. I have grown turnips for years, but never had anything like this. I think it was giving it the room to grow that made the difference. Here is a pic when they were growing. Look at the size of those leaves.
Wow, Jal, now that's some turnip! It almost looks like 3 that were fused together.
It doesn't surprise, though, now that I see those lush greens.
My beets didn't get as large as I had hoped they would this year and I think it's largely from the deer eating the leaves. They were a good size and I'm happy with them, I was just expecting the Lutz variety to be a little larger then the others.
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Do you give something like that to the animals --or would you if you had them? What kind of animal would eat one? They sell shredded dehydrated beet pulp for horses don't they? ...but his is a turnip.... just curious
Thanks! Now if I ever have a little farm... I keep thinking maybe I could "innocently" start trucking in Quails, Bantams, Pygmy Goats, and Mini Pigs, Donkeys and Horses... Do you think my neighbors would notice?