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huge turnips! 20#man

 
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i wish i knew what did this--> lol about a dozen of them in the garden this year. just a plain ol sandy soil garden in northern indiana. anyone have any ideas? there are bigger ones out there. this one weighed 19pounds!
 
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WOW!!! That would sure enough make good hog feed! Why don't you save seed from them and plant them next season just for giggles and grins? Maybe you could start a super turnip for feeding livestock. Just guessing, but I bet that this turnip is tough from being so big. Pat yourself on the back for this one, that's fantastic!
 
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it was just on the edge of being pithy but no it was still good to eat. i made some like mashed potatoes.

i put one in my basement, in a pot under the lights. it seems to be liking it and growing tops again. we will see how it goes through winter.
http://s264.photobucket.com/user/river_scum/media/river_scums%20album2/potted%20turnip2015%2016.jpg.html?o=2

the tomato plant in the back ground is over 2 years old. lol
 
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That's great. I hope the potted turnip makes it through the winter so you can get seed from it. Maybe you should pot several of them so you will have a better chance of success of getting them to go to seed. On the tomato plant, the oldest I ever got one to live was a year and a half. Congrats on the longevity of your tomato plant!
 
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i did put two others in pots beside it, the other day. they arent as big as that one though. in no time they perked up and were growing green again. we will see if they seed or not. there is no heat so its kinda cold down there(50*avg)

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Ronald Bush : Please put me on your seed swap list ! wWhat ever you are doing just keep doing it ! I have posted before that I like to re-plant turnip tops in large pots

and with luck collect young tender Turnip leaves as greens and salid fixings. When I harvest Lambs Quarters I will pinch off additional Turnip leaves, and enjoy the mix!

For the Good of the Crafts ! Big AL
 
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It could be related to this turnip that I recently saw online.
http://www.rareseeds.com/ancient-giant-redtrentino-cabbage-turnip-naone-rosse-antica-trentino-/
 
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I've never seen anything like it. I'd love to get some of those seeds. Good luck!
 
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