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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Turnips are healthy root vegetables and great source of vitamins and minerals. They are widely used in preparing delicious sabzis and tangy pickles. You can easily grow them in your kitchen garden, balcony, and terrace.

Botanical Name: Brassica rapa subsp. rapa

Other Names: Shalajam, Shalgam, Shikhamul

Growing Season: July – September

Ideal Temperature: 15-25°C

Uses: You can chop, slice or grate turnips to make super tasty sabzi, curry, and paratha.

Difficulty Level: Easy

How to Grow – Quick View

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How to Sow Seeds

  • Sow the seeds directly in the soil and maintain a distance of 20cm between the two adjacent seeds.
  • Fill a medium-size pot with potting mix, perlite, and sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep and 2-3 inches apart.

Seed Care

  • Water the seeds every day so the soil remains moist

How to Care for Turnips

Sunlight: Grow turnips in a spot where they can get 6-8 hours of sunlight. They can also thrive in partial sun, but it will affect their growth.

Watering: Water the turnips plants regularly to keep the soil evenly moist. Avoid overwatering as they can’t tolerate standing water for long time.

Soil: Turnips can grow in a wide range of soils, but do best in fertile loam soil with good drainage and organic matter.

Fertilizer: Use cow manure to provide extra nourishment and growth that will result in better yields.

Pests and Diseases: Aphids, flea beetles, and powdery mildew can impact the growth of shalajam plants, so it is better to look for early signs of infections and treat them using the right pesticide or fungicide.

Harvesting: Turnips are ready to harvest after 45-60 days of sowing the seeds. You can easily store them in refrigerators.

1 review for Turnip Seeds – Shalajam Seeds

  1. Brijesh Taparia (verified owner)

    value for money for an starter and the eagerly waiting for the plants to grow more

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