Turnip seeds

  • Posted by R-N on May 7, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Does anybody know how long it takes for turnip seeds to be ready to harvest once the turnips put on pods? I have googled it and have found very little info except you wait until the blooms are gone and the pods change color. I would like an approx time frame as I need the space.

    R-N replied 1 year, 1 month ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • MSAnnie

    May 8, 2023 at 12:04 am

    It’s hard to answer this question. I am assuming you are referring to harvesting seeds. You have to let them dry but not so dry they break open. The time frame is completely different for every region.

    • R-N

      May 12, 2023 at 11:39 am

      Ok. Thank you.

  • earthey1

    May 8, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    I usually harvest in September along with potatoes. But that’s on upstate New York. I also harvest throughout winter and into Spring. You only need to plant turnips once. They go to seed and spread everywhere. It’s not easy to contain them. Kind of like tomatoes. Plant once, harvest forever.

    • R-N

      May 9, 2023 at 3:11 am

      Ok. Thanks.

  • DonnaO

    May 9, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    If it is only a few plants that you are harvesting seeds from, you could do like I do and plant around them, especially if it is something that would benefit from or doesn’t care about a little shade. You would be pulling out the turnips long before that pace is needed for the new plants.

    • R-N

      May 9, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you.

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