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Today I'm talking about a great type of content marketing strategy aimed at search engine optimization. But it's not what you think it is. You see, the aim is not to create articles exclusively for search engines, but rather to spread your marketing message in a similar way that an article might spread on social media platforms.Turnips are a form of Brassica rapa, the same species as bok choy and Chinese cabbage. Their quality can be poor when they grow in hot weather, or if they grow too large. Eat turnips while they are still young and tender. Their flesh is usually white, and you may eat them raw, cooked or pickled.
Turnip Planting Time. Turnips are a cool-weather crop that requires 30 to 60 days to come to harvest. Turnips grow best in temperatures from 40°F to 75°F (7-24°C). They are best harvested before temperatures exceed 75°F (24°C) . Sow turnip seeds directly in the garden 2 to 3 weeks before the average last frost date in spring for a late spring or early summer harvest. Sow turnips in late summer for autumn harvest; in early autumn for late autumn harvest, and in late autumn for winter harvest in reverse-season regions.Turnip Varieties. ‘All Top’ (50 days, greens); ‘Amber’ (75 days); ‘De Milan’ (35 days); ‘Gilfeather’ (82 days); ‘Gold Ball’ (45 days); ‘Just Right’ (40-60 days); ‘Market Express’ (38 days); ‘Purple Top White Globe’ (57 days); ‘Red Milan’ (35 days); ‘Royal Crown’ (52 days); ‘Seven Top’ (45 days, greens); ‘Shogoin’ (30-70 days, greens); ‘Tokyo Cross’ (35 days); ‘Tokyo Market’ (35 days); ‘Vertus’ (50-60 days); ‘White Egg’ (50-55 days); ‘White Lady’ (34-45 days); ‘Yorii Spring’ (38 days).
Turnip greens require cool growing conditions–preferably less than 75F. Because you are growing for the leaves and not the bulbs, you may be able to grow the greens to sufficient size even in warm weather. Bolting–which is the growth of a flower stem–will turn the greens bitter. So grow your turnips in the coolest place you can find with bright light (a covered patio, or a planting bed with shade cloth above it) and harvest before or as soon as you see the plant start to bolt. You can grow a succession of greens by sowing new seed every 10 days, An autumn crop, seeded in late summer, is usually sweeter and more tender than a spring crop—and pests are less of a problem. What’s wonderful about turnips is that they germinate in only a few days. Within a month, you can enjoy their bright greens, and within a second month (60 to 90 days), you can eat the swollen roots. (Source: www.almanac.com)