A bunch of freshly harvested turnips

How to grow turnips

All you need to know about growing delicious turnips, in our detailed Grow Guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Sow in January

Do Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do Sow in June

Do Sow in July

Do Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December


Do not Harvest in January

Do not Harvest in February

Do Harvest in March

Do Harvest in April

Do Harvest in May

Do Harvest in June

Do Harvest in July

Do Harvest in August

Do Harvest in September

Do Harvest in October

Do Harvest in November

Do Harvest in December

Turnips may not have a glamorous reputation, but small, young turnips and their green leafy tops are secretly gourmet vegetables.

They’re one of the less troublesome members of the Brassica family to grow, and can be picked as needed all through the winter months. They’re delicious simply cooked as a side vegetable, roasted or added to winter stews.

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