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Old 01-26-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default What to do with an uneaten turnip plot?

This was my 1st year trying turnips, which the deer haven't eaten any of, besides some leaves. ~1/3 ac

Should I just lime now and over-seed with some clover for spring and use the plants for cover or disc them in real good before planting? I'm planning on tripling the size of this plot for spring.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:50 PM   #2
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This was my 1st year trying turnips, which the deer haven't eaten any of, besides some leaves. ~1/3 ac

Should I just lime now and over-seed with some clover for spring and use the plants for cover or disc them in real good before planting? I'm planning on tripling the size of this plot for spring.
Yep that would work
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:52 PM   #3
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Eat them!
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:53 PM   #4
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The hogs didn't find them??
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:05 PM   #5
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I let them feed the worms and overseed in spring with summer cultivars
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:24 AM   #6
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Eat them!

I took a bite out of one but they aren't too good.

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The hogs didn't find them??


Luckily I don't have hogs.




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Old 01-27-2018, 06:56 AM   #7
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Cut them up in small pieces and put in a skillet. Not much different than mashed potatoes
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:01 AM   #8
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Cut them up in small pieces and put in a skillet. Not much different than mashed potatoes
Try this

I never took a bite out of a raw one
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:30 AM   #9
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Go thru and pull some up and leave laying on top. If the deer finally decide to eat one they may decide they like the actual turnip also. I think they mainly eat the greens tho. Should be good for your soul when you dial for the next round or plots if they aren't eaten.
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:16 PM   #10
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Peel, cut in 3/8" cubes , boil till soft, drain, butter, salt and pepper!
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:56 PM   #11
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They absolutely hammered mine earlier this month before it got really cold. I should have picked more before they froze out, I love to eat them.
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:16 PM   #12
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Normally the hit them really hard after they freeze becuase that when they get sweet. You can pick some and eat them or pull a few up so the deer know what they are. I had deer them up one year and didn't the next. Don't know why
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:31 PM   #13
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I let them feed the worms and overseed in spring with summer cultivars
This, he knows more than most of us on here combined and it works, proof is in the pudding on his place.
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:25 PM   #14
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They just started eating them, after this last cold spell. I been eating one ever now and then and noticed after this freeze we had, they seemed to have gotten sweeter. Hogs have not messed with them at all. I have about 6 acres of turnips and Daikon radishes but the deer done ate all the Daikons.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:17 PM   #15
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I'll grab a couple later this week to cook up. I had pulled a few a month ago for the deer to see, but they are still lying there. At least they break up the soil nice for the next planting.


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Old 01-31-2018, 09:08 PM   #16
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I planted them twice. That was enough for me, even the hogs ignored them when I pulled some and piled them up. They are good to loosen up tight soil, but I won't plant them just for that. My suggestion would be to spread your lime and disc it in. Turnips will make organic matter.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:30 AM   #17
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The hogs didn't find them??
My deer or pigs did NOT touch them! I won't plant them again.

I shredded mine.

But seeding into it and shredding is a good idea. Helps build thatch too
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