I am in need of some advice. As far as my garden we are in Illinois, Zone 5, and we planted early in June. 14 X 8 1/2 ft garden.
After planting, the garden was gorgeous. We had nice rows, very well plotted but now since everything has grown it's a bit of a mess. Our very first garden, so I am learning as I go.
One of the things I need to ask is...my turnips. They have incredibly long tops. The root, which I know makes the actual turnip, is bulbous toward the top, and then thins out as the root penetrates the ground.
I know our first problem was that we planted late, as the seedlings came up from the soil instead of thinning, we let them grow as long as we could. During the middle of July I began thinning them out. I could already see purple tops but I had let them go for a bit longer. Now I took one from the garden today and my husband took a bite. Saying it was bitter
Answer by truetigress at 11:28 AM on Aug. 3, 2009
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