EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - Turnips normally reach a useable size at two or three inches in width.
Their shoulders usually come above the soil so it’s easy for gardeners to tell how big they are.
The bigger the roots get, the more likely the turnips are to turn bitter or woody in flavor, that’s according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service in Angelina County.
When harvesting the “tops” or greens of the turnips, just cut the greens from the roots.
You’ll want to wash and store them separately.
And another tip, if you spade the soil next to the plant, they are easier to pull out.
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