Home grown Turnips[Brassica rapa].
13 May 2010 08:29:36
Home grown Turnip [Brassica rapa] fam.Cruciferae.
No luck at the cards last night,but spent some winning time in the tunnel.The floor was given a sweeping,without the opening of either door.Coolness was in the air.I spent time with the outer beds covering the potato stalks there,and any that were not earthed up,and very much open to frost damage were double covered with paper and in serious cases buckets were also used.No idea what plans will be for this evening.I found a few drops of light rain while collecting the daily paper just after 7.30 this morning.We dont need raincoats just now,its sunshine and lots of it we want.
The home grown Turnips [Brassica rapa]are coming on well.Rotation is very important for them as they are open to the same disease as Brassicas[cauli cabb, etc.The disease is called Clubroot [Plasmodiophora brassicae] with both types of veg open to the same attack,no chances are taken with them in different beds.Both stay under the brassicas bed names for crop rotation.Only in noted tubs will they used.Weeds removal and crop rotation help along in different ways.Turnips are another vegetable crop for successional use.[Little and often].Not into the ground all at the same time.